Back in December of 2011, I got the chance to chat with Ken Daneyko. The interview was interesting as I didn’t ask him the usual questions he gets as a former Stanley Cup Champion. There was no hockey involved in the questions, at all. I wanted to get him to open up so that Devils Army could get to know him better.
Earlier this week, NHL on NBC Analyst, and former NHL Head Coach, Pierre McGuire was at the AmeriHealth Pavilion to take part in a photo shoot for (201) Magazine. I got the chance to ask Pierre a few questions about what his last meal on Earth would be, what’s “now playing” on his iPod, and how he relaxes after a hard day.
If you can’t see the video above, you can watch it here.
The New Jersey Devils are participating in Try Hockey for Free day, a nation wide event to introduce young kids to hockey by getting them on the ice. Try Hockey for Free is one of the events that fall under Come Play Hockey Month, an initiative put together by the NHL and USA Hockey to help increase participation of hockey in the United States.This Saturday, November 5th, more than 430 hockey rinks are opening up to get kids between 4-9 years old in pads and skates to teach them about the sport that we all love, for free!
The Devils are hosting their Try Hockey For Free event at the AmeriHealth Pavilion, next door to the Prudential Center. Starting at 1:30PM, kids will get the chance to learn how to play with the help of some of our very own New Jersey Devils alumni, Ken Daneyko and Grant Marshall. Joining them is NHL pioneer, Willie O’Ree as the NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone (HIFE) ambassador. Being the first black person to play in the NHL, O’Ree has paved the way for future players and is currently NHL’s Director of Youth Development. He will be a guest on NHL Live! tonight at 6:30PM to talk about tomorrow’s event.
It’s open to the public so feel free to stop by and bring the kids!
It’s that time of year. The 2011 NHL Entry Draft is just around the corner and with the New Jersey Devils having 4th pick, it’s going to be a pretty exciting one to watch! Every year the Prudential Center hosts an NHL Draft party for the fans to come in and watch the picks live. There are games and activities for the little kids and a chance for the big kids to get their hands on some hockey equipment. Think Fan Fest, but better! You should also keep an eye out for a few Devils Alumni.
The first round of the draft starts at 7PM at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our party starts at 5PM and will be held outside on Mulberry Street as well as inside the Amerihealth Pavilion at the Prudential Center on the night of the draft, Friday, June 24th. Head over to NewJerseyDevils.com to get your free tickets (check over on the right hand side).
See you on draft day!