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Best to Wear #20 – Jay Pandolfo

Jay Pandolfo, Best to Wear #20NUMBER: 20
HEIGHT: 6′ 1″
WEIGHT: 190
POSITION: Left Wing
SHOOTS: Left
BORN: December 27, 1974
BIRTHPLACE: Winchester, Massachusetts

The Devils drafted Jay Pandolfo as the 32nd overall pick in the 1993 draft.  Pandolfo started his career as a Devil during the start of the 98-99 season. Some say his first season with the Devils was his best. He scored 14 goals and 27 points in 70 games.

Pandolfo has two Stanley Cup wins with the Devils. The first one in 2000 and the second in 2003. Pandolfo scored his first career hat trick on October 31, 2007 agaisnt the Tampa Bay Lightning. His first hat trick was also the first hat trick in the Prudential Center.

Jay Pandolfo’s 307 consecutive game streak came to an end on November 30, 2007  with a pelvic injury. He curently holds forth longest franchise record for consecutive games played. The current leader is Travis Zajac. Jay Pandolfo currently plays for the New York Islanders.

Career Stats with the New Jersey Devils
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
819 99 124 223 15 154 2 7 19 1068 9.2%

Best to Wear #18 – Sergei Brylin

Sergei Brylin, Best to Wear #18NUMBER: 18
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 190
POSITION: Center
SHOOTS: Left
BORN: January 13, 1974
BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia

When fans think of the New Jersey Devils‘ three Stanley Cups, fans usually think of the same players: Daneyko, Niedermayer, Brodeur, and Stevens. However, Sergei Brylin is also a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the New Jersey Devils.

Brylin was drafted in the second round, 42nd overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.

After debuting during the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season, Brylin played the next 12 seasons with the Devils. While he wasn’t your  top superstar, Brylin brought something valuable to the team.

Brylin was regarded as one of the best utility men in the game. While his game was usually defensive minded, Brylin could always fill any gap that the Devils had. He has played as a scoring forward, center, winger, penalty killer, powerplayer, first liner, fourth liner, he’s done it all. Except, he never was a defenseman.

Brylin signed away from the NHL after the 2007-08 season when the Devils didn’t offer him a deal.

He has made several attempts to come back to the Devils, but they have never been successful.

He currently plays for Metallurg Novokuznetsk in the KHL in Russia.

Career Stats with the New Jersey Devils
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
765 129 179 308 49 273 34 2 14 1016 12.7%

New Jersey Devils Host “Try Hockey for Free Day”

Willie O'Ree, Try Hockey For FreeOn Saturday November 5, the New Jersey Devils took part in “Try Hockey for Free Day” hosted by USA Hockey. The mission of the day was to let children ages four to nine to put on the pads and learn how to play hockey. Over 430 rinks across the United States took part in the initiative.

The event was held at the AmeriHealth Pavillion in Newark, right next to Prudential Center. Devils alumni Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver and Grant Marshall were on hand to teach kids the necessities in order to play hockey like a pro.

Also at the event was Willie O’Ree, the league’s first African-American player. O’Ree is now the ambassador of “Hockey is for Everyone.” He stated that he was pleased with the outcome of inner-city youth coming to the rink to try and play a sport that they don’t usually have the opportunity to play.

This event further shows the Devils involvement in New Jersey Youth Hockey. Last month, the Devils announced that they would be hosting Youth Hockey stats on their website.

Here are some highlights from the day:

http://nhl.cdn.neulion.net/u/videocenter/embed.swf

Grant Marshall, Try Hockey For Free

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