2008–09 New Jersey Devils season

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2008–09 New Jersey Devils
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 3rd Eastern
2008–09 record 51-27-4
Home record 28-12-1
Road record 23-15-3
Goals for 244
Goals against 209
Team information
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Brent Sutter
Captain Jamie Langenbrunner
Alternate captains Patrik Elias
John Madden
Arena Prudential Center
Average attendance Average: 15,790
Capacity: 89.6%
Total: 647,397 [1]
Team leaders
Goals Zach Parise (45)
Assists Zach Parise (49)
Points Zach Parise (94)
Penalties in minutes David Clarkson (164)
Plus/minus Travis Zajac (+33)
Wins Scott Clemmensen (25)
Goals against average Scott Clemmensen (2.39)
<2007–08 2009–10>

The 2008–09 New Jersey Devils season is the team's 27th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey.

Pre-season[edit]

Date Score Opponent Location
September 22 4 - 1 Philadelphia Flyers Wachovia Center
September 24 3 - 2 New York Rangers Prudential Center
September 27 4 - 2 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden
September 29 3 - 2 Washington Capitals Prudential Center
October 1 3 - 0 New York Islanders Nassau Coliseum
October 3 3 - 2 (OT) New York Islanders Prudential Center
October 4 4 - 3 Philadelphia Flyers Prudential Center

Regular season[edit]

The Devils finished the regular season with the fewest power-play opportunities, with just 307.[1]

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – New Jersey Devils 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
4 New York Rangers 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
5 New York Islanders 82 26 47 9 201 279 61

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – Boston Bruins NE 82 53 19 10 274 196 116
2 y – Washington Capitals SE 82 50 24 8 272 245 108
3 y – New Jersey Devils AT 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
5 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
6 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 45 30 7 239 226 97
7 New York Rangers AT 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 41 30 11 249 247 93
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9 Florida Panthers SE 82 41 30 11 234 231 93
10 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 41 32 9 250 234 91
11 Ottawa Senators NE 82 36 35 11 217 237 83
12 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 34 35 13 250 293 81
13 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 35 41 6 257 280 76
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 24 40 18 210 279 66
15 New York Islanders AT 82 26 47 9 201 279 61

bold – qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, z – placed first in conference (and division)

AT – Atlantic Division, NE – Northeast Division, SE – Southeast Division


Schedule and results[edit]

2008–09 Game Log
Schedule

Playoffs[edit]

The New Jersey Devils ended the 2008–09 regular season as the Atlantic Division Champions and the Eastern Conference's third seed. The Devils have made the playoffs for the 12th straight season.

2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

     Win      Loss      Win Playoff Series      Eliminated from playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Clemmensen, ScottScott Clemmensen 40 2356 25 13 1 94 2.39 1138 1044 .917 2
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 31 1814 19 9 3 73 2.41 870 797 .916 5
Weekes, KevinKevin Weekes 16 795 7 5 0 32 2.42 399 367 .920 0
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 7 427 3 4 17 2.39 239 222 .929 1

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Devils. Stats reflect time with Devils only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Devils only.

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Player Record (Amount) Achieved
Martin Brodeur Most consecutive opening nights with a single team (14) October 10, 2008
Martin Brodeur Most career wins by a goaltender (552) March 17, 2009

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Anssi Salmela 1st NHL Game October 10, 2008
Petr Vrana 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
October 18, 2008
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 22, 2008
Dainius Zubrus 400th NHL Point October 24, 2008
Brian Gionta 400th NHL Game October 25, 2008
Matt Halischuk 1st NHL Game October 29, 2008
Nicklas Bergfors 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 1, 2008
David Clarkson 100th NHL Game November 5, 2008
Patrick Davis 1st NHL Game November 9, 2008
Anssi Salmela 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
November 12, 2008
Zach Parise 100th NHL Assist December 19, 2008
Zach Parise 200th NHL Point December 27, 2008

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 20, 2008
To New Jersey Devils
23rd pick in 2008
2nd round pick in 2008
To Washington Capitals
21st pick in 2008
June 20, 2008
To New Jersey Devils
24th pick in 2008
3rd round pick in 2009
To Minnesota Wild
23rd pick in 2008
February 3, 2008
To New Jersey Devils
David McIntyre
To Anaheim Ducks
Sheldon Brookbank
March 2, 2009
To New Jersey Devils
Niclas Havelid
Myles Stoesz
To Atlanta Thrashers
Anssi Salmela

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Brian Rolston Minnesota Wild 4 years, $20 million
Bobby Holik Atlanta Thrashers 1 year, $2.5 million
Scott Clemmensen Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year
Brendan Shanahan New York Rangers 1 year, $800,000
Player New team
Sergei Brylin SKA Saint Petersburg
Arron Asham Philadelphia Flyers
Vitaly Vishnevski Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Karel Rachunek Dynamo Moscow

Draft picks[edit]

New Jersey's picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Club Team
1 24 Mattias Tedenby Left Wing Sweden HV-71 Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
2 52 Brandon Burlon Defence Canada St. Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL)
2 54 Patrice Cormier Center Canada Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)
3 82 Adam Henrique Center Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
4 112 Matt Delahey Defence Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
5 142 Kory Nagy Center Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
6 172 David Wohlberg Center United States USA U-18 (USDP)
7 202 Harry Young Defence Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
7 205 Jean-Sebastien Berube Left Wing Canada Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL)

Roster[edit]

Updated April 21, 2009.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
30 Canada Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G L 42 1990 Montreal, Quebec
23 Canada Clarkson, DavidDavid Clarkson RW R 30 2005 Toronto, Ontario
35 United States Clemmensen, ScottScott Clemmensen G L 37 2008 Des Moines, Iowa
26 Czech Republic Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias (A) LW L 38 1994 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
14 United States Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta RW R 35 1998 Rochester, New York
6 United States Greene, AndyAndy Greene D L 31 2006 Trenton, Michigan
28 Sweden Havelid, NiclasNiclas Havelid D L 41 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
16 Czech Republic Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C R 43 2008 Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
15 United States Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner (C) RW R 39 2001 Cloquet, Minnesota
2 United States Leach, JayJay Leach D L 34 2008 Syracuse, New York
25 Canada Letourneau-Leblond, Pierre-LucPierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond LW L 29 2004 Lévis, Quebec
11 Canada Madden, JohnJohn Madden (A) C L 41 1997 Barrie, Ontario
7 United States Martin, PaulPaul Martin D L 33 2000 Minneapolis, Minnesota
27 United States Mottau, MikeMike Mottau D L 36 2006 Quincy, Massachusetts
29 Sweden Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya D L 32 2006 Stockholm, Sweden
20 United States Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW L 39 1993 Winchester, Massachusetts
9 United States Parise, ZachZach Parise LW L 30 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
10 Canada Pelley, RodRod Pelley C L 29 2006 Kitimat, British Columbia
12 United States Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston LW L 41 2008 Flint, Michigan
17 United States Rupp, MichaelMichael Rupp C L 34 2006 Cleveland, Ohio
24 Canada Salvador, BryceBryce Salvador D L 38 2008 Brandon, Manitoba
18 Canada Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan RW R 45 2009 Etobicoke, Ontario

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

The Lowell Devils of the American Hockey League and the Trenton Devils of the ECHL remain the New Jersey Devils' minor league affiliates for the 2008–09 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2009.html
  2. ^ "New Jersey Devils - Team - Roster". New Jersey Devils. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-02.