List of New Jersey Devils award winners

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New Jersey Devils awards
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The engraved names of the 1999–2000 New Jersey Devils on the Stanley Cup.
Award Wins
Stanley Cup
3
Prince of Wales Trophy
5
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
1
Calder Memorial Trophy
2
Conn Smythe Trophy
2
Frank J. Selke Trophy
1
Jack Adams Award
1
James Norris Memorial Trophy
1
Lester Patrick Trophy
4
NHL Plus-Minus Award
2
Vezina Trophy
4
William M. Jennings Trophy
5
Total
Awards won 31

The New Jersey Devils are an American professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Devils entered the league as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974. After just two years in Kansas City, they moved to Denver, Colorado, where they were known as the Colorado Rockies. In 1982, the team moved again to New Jersey. They currently play their home games at the Prudential Center.

The franchise and its members have won numerous team and individual awards and honors. They have captured the Prince of Wales Trophy as the Eastern Conference playoff champion five times. The Devils won the Stanley Cup three times, in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Martin Brodeur is the team's most decorated player, having won the Vezina Trophy four times and the William M. Jennings Trophy five times, and the Calder Memorial Trophy once, along with several selections to the NHL First and Second All-Star teams. Scott Stevens played in ten National Hockey League All-Star Games, more than any player in team history.

Three players have had their numbers retired by the team. Scott Stevens' #4 and Ken Daneyko's #3 were removed from circulation in 2006 while Scott Niedermayer's #27 was retired in 2011. Stevens is also one of several Hockey Hall of Famers who were associated with the Devils. Joe Nieuwendyk, Doug Gilmour, Peter Stastny, Viacheslav Fetisov and Igor Larionov each spent time in New Jersey during their Hall of Fame careers, while coach Herb Brooks and general manager Lou Lamoriello have been inducted as builders. Longtime broadcaster Mike Emrick was enshrined in 2009 as a "Media honoree".

The Devils have four internal team awards. The Sharp Electronics Three-Star is awarded to the player who earns the most three-star selections throughout the season. The Hugh Delano Unsung Hero, the Devils' Players' Player, and the Most Valuable Devil are presented towards the end of each season.

League awards[edit]

Team trophies[edit]

The Devils have won the Eastern (previously the Wales) Conference five times in franchise history, and have won the Stanley Cup three times, most recently in 2003.[1][2]

Award Description Times
won
Seasons
Stanley Cup NHL Championships 3 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2002–03
Prince of Wales Trophy Eastern Conference playoff championship 5 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12

Individual awards[edit]

Martin Brodeur is the Devils' most decorated player. He has won the Vezina Trophy four times and the Jennings Trophy five times. He has also won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year, and has made the First or Second All-Star Team seven times.[3]

Former Devils' captain Scott Stevens earned several honors during his tenure with the team. He was named to four All-Star teams, and led the league in plus-minus during the 1993–94 season.[3] Scott Niedermayer won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's best defenseman in 2004, and was a member of three All-Star teams, including the NHL All-Rookie Team.[3]

Martin Brodeur is the most decorated Devil in franchise history.
Scott Niedermayer, shown here with the Anaheim Ducks, is the only Devil to win the Norris Trophy.
Patrik Elias led the league in plus-minus in 2000–01.
Award Description Winner [3] Season
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy[4] Perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey Ken Daneyko 1999–2000
Calder Memorial Trophy[5] Top rookie Martin Brodeur 1993–94
Scott Gomez 1999–2000
Conn Smythe Trophy[6] Most valuable player of the playoffs Claude Lemieux 1994–95
Scott Stevens 1999–2000
Frank J. Selke Trophy[7] Forward who best excels in the defensive aspect of the game John Madden 2000–01
Jack Adams Award[8] Top coach during the regular season Jacques Lemaire 1993–94
James Norris Memorial Trophy[9] Top defenseman Scott Niedermayer 2003–04
Lester Patrick Trophy[10] For honoring a recipient's contribution to ice hockey in the United States. Not an official NHL award. Lou Lamoriello 1992
Neal Broten 1998
Herb Brooks 2002
Mike Emrick 2004
NHL Plus-Minus Award Best plus/minus Scott Stevens 1993–94
Patrik Elias 2000–01[1]
Vezina Trophy[11] Top goaltender Martin Brodeur 2002–03
2003–04
2006–07
2007–08
William M. Jennings Trophy[12] Fewest goals given up in the regular season Martin Brodeur
Mike Dunham
1996–97
Martin Brodeur 1997–98
2002–03[2]
2003–04
2009–10
NHL All-Rookie Team Top rookies at each position Eric Weinrich (D) 1990–91
Kevin Todd (C) 1991–92
Scott Niedermayer (D) 1992–93
Martin Brodeur (G) 1993–94
Petr Sykora (C) 1995–96
Patrik Elias (LW) 1997–98
Scott Gomez (C) 1999–2000
Brian Rafalski (D) 1999–2000
Colin White (D) 2000–01
Niclas Bergfors (F) 2009–10[3]
Adam Henrique (F) 2011–12
NHL First All-Star Team Top performers at each position over the course of the season Scott Stevens (D) 1993–94
Patrik Elias (LW) 2000–01
Martin Brodeur (G) 2002–03
2003–04
2006–07
Scott Niedermayer (D) 2003–04
Ilya Kovalchuk (LW) 2011–12
NHL Second All-Star Team Top performers at each position over the course of the season Scott Stevens (D) 1991–92
1996–97
2000–01
Martin Brodeur (G) 1996–97
1997–98
2005–06
2007–08
Scott Niedermayer (D) 1997–98
Zach Parise (LW) 2008–09

All-Star Game selections[edit]

The National Hockey League All-Star Game is a mid-season exhibition game held annually between many of the top players of each season. Twenty-three All-Star Games have been held since the Devils arrived in New Jersey, with at least one player representing the Devils in each year. In total, 17 players have been selected to represent the Devils during the competition. The All-Star game has not been held in various years: 1995 and 2005 as a result of labor stoppages, 2006 and 2010 because of the Winter Olympics, and 1987 due to the Rendez-vous '87 series between the NHL and the Soviet national team.

The Devils hosted the 1984 All-Star Game at the Meadowlands Arena. The Wales Conference defeated the Campbell Conference 7–6; Devils goaltender Glenn Resch got the win for the Wales, while defenseman Joe Cirella added a goal and an assist.[13] Scott Stevens was named to 11 All-Star games, and played in ten, both team records. Devils coaches Jacques Lemaire, Robbie Ftorek, and Larry Robinson have all served as coaches for All-Star teams.

During All-Star Weekend, the NHL also holds a YoungStars Game for first- and second-year players.[13] The Devils have sent three players: Paul Martin, Zach Parise, and David Clarkson. Two others, Adam Henrique and Adam Larsson, were selected in 2012 but did not attend due to injuries. Parise was the MVP of the 2007 game, after scoring two goals and four assists.[13] Defenseman Scott Niedermayer has also won the Fastest Skater event during the SuperSkills Competition twice, in 1998 and 2004.[14]

Zach Parise was the MVP of the 2007 YoungStars game.
Alexander Mogilny was selected for the 2001 All-Star game, but did not play due to injury.
Brian Rafalski was selected to three All-Star games as a member of the Devils.
Year Personnel
2012 Adam Henrique (Rookie, DNP), Adam Larsson (Rookie, DNP)
2011 Patrik Elias (3)
2009 Zach Parise
2008 Martin Brodeur (10, DNP)[15]
David Clarkson (YoungStars game)
2007 Martin Brodeur (9), Brian Rafalski (3)
Zach Parise (YoungStars game – MVP)
2004 Martin Brodeur (8), Scott Niedermayer (3 – Captain),[16] Brian Rafalski (2), Scott Stevens (11, DNP)[16]
Paul Martin (YoungStars game)
2003 Martin Brodeur (7), Scott Stevens (10 – Captain)[17]
2002 Patrik Elias (2), Brian Rafalski (DNP)[18]
2001 Martin Brodeur (6), Alexander Mogilny (DNP),[19] Scott Niedermayer (2), Larry Robinson (Assistant Coach),[20] Scott Stevens (9)
2000 Martin Brodeur (5), Patrik Elias, Robbie Ftorek (Assistant Coach),[21] Scott Gomez, Scott Stevens (8)
1999 Martin Brodeur (4), Robbie Ftorek (Assistant Coach),[22] Bobby Holik, Scott Stevens (7)
1998 Martin Brodeur (3), Jacques Lemaire (Coach),[23] Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens (6)
1997 Martin Brodeur (2), Scott Stevens (5)
1996 Martin Brodeur, Scott Stevens (4)
1994 Scott Stevens (3)
1993 Craig Billington, Scott Stevens (2)
1992 Scott Stevens
1991 John MacLean (2)
1990 Kirk Muller (4)
1989 Sean Burke, John MacLean
1988 Kirk Muller (3)
1987 Kirk Muller
1986 Kirk Muller (2)
1985 Kirk Muller, Phil Russell
1984 Joe Cirella, Glenn Resch
1983 Hector Marini

Career achievements[edit]

Hockey Hall of Fame[edit]

Several members of the Devils organization have been honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame during the team's history in New Jersey. Peter Stastny was the first former Devils to be inducted, gaining election in 1998. Stastny played part of four seasons with the Devils, scoring 173 points in 217 games. Former teammate Viacheslav Fetisov joined him in 2001; the Russian defenseman played six years in New Jersey, and was an assistant coach from 1999 to 2002. Scott Stevens, the team captain for 13 years, was inducted in 2007, the first Hall member to earn his credentials primarily as a member of the Devils. In 2008, Igor Larionov was inducted into the Hall; he played his final season with the Devils in the 2003–04 NHL season. Devils coaches Jacques Lemaire (inducted 1984) and Larry Robinson (inducted 1995) were inducted as players prior to their involvement with the Devils organization.

In addition to players, two members of team management have been inducted in the "Builders" category. Former coach Herb Brooks, the man behind the United States' improbable "Miracle on Ice" victory in the 1980 Winter Olympics, was inducted in 2006. Brooks coached the Devils during the 1992–93 campaign. Three years later, longtime general manager Lou Lamoriello was inducted. Lamoriello, the team's third GM, has been with the team since 1987, and is considered responsible for engineering the franchise's success.[24]

In 2008, longtime Devils television broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick was honored with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his years of play-by-play broadcasting for the Devils and various other networks and teams, and was inducted into the Hall.[25] In addition to the Devils, Emrick is the regular play-by-play announcer for the NHL on NBC, and has covered multiple Olympic broadcasts.[26]

Individual Category Year Years with Devils
Peter Stastny Player 1998 1990–1993
Viacheslav Fetisov Player 2001 1989–1995
Herb Brooks Builder 2006 1992–1993
Scott Stevens Player 2007 1991–2004
Igor Larionov Player 2008 2003–2004
Mike Emrick Broadcaster 2008 1983–2011
Lou Lamoriello Builder 2009 1987–present
Doug Gilmour Player 2011 1997–1998
Joe Nieuwendyk Player 2011 2002–2003
Scott Niedermayer Player 2013 1991–2004
Brendan Shanahan Player 2013 1987–1991, 2008-2009

Retired numbers[edit]

The retired numbers of Ken Daneyko (#3) and Scott Stevens (#4) hang in the rafters of the Prudential Center.

The Devils have retired three numbers (Wayne Gretzky's #99 was retired league-wide by the NHL in 2000). The Devils retired #4 for defenseman Scott Stevens in February 2006. Stevens was the team's captain for 13 seasons, and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs during the team's Stanley Cup victory in 2000. The following month, the team retired #3 in honor of longtime defenseman Ken Daneyko. Daneyko was drafted by the Devils in 1982, and spent his entire career with the team, retiring as the franchise's all-time leader in games played.[27] On December 16, 2011, the Devils raised Scott Niedermayer's #27 to the rafters. Niedermayer won three Stanley Cups with New Jersey (1995, 2000 and 2003) and served as captain during Scott Stevens' absence in 2004.

Number Player Date Years with Devils
3 Ken Daneyko March 24, 2006 1982–2003
4 Scott Stevens February 3, 2006 1991–2005
27 Scott Niedermayer December 16, 2011 1991–2004
99 Wayne Gretzky February 6, 2000 Retired by NHL

Team awards[edit]

Sharp Electronics Three-Star Award[edit]

The Devils award the Sharp Electronics Three-Star Award to the player who is named one of a game's top three players, or "three stars", most often over the course of the regular season. Martin Brodeur has won the award eight times, the most in team history.[3]

2009–10 Season in progress 1999–2000 Martin Brodeur 1990–91 Chris Terreri
2008–09 Zach Parise 1998–99 Petr Sykora 1989–90 John MacLean
2007–08 Martin Brodeur 1997–98 Martin Brodeur 1988–89 Sean Burke
2006–07 Martin Brodeur 1996–97 Martin Brodeur 1987–88 Pat Verbeek
2005–06 Brian Gionta 1995–96 Martin Brodeur 1986–87 Alain Chevrier
2003–04 Patrik Elias 1994–95 Stephane Richer 1985–86 Greg Adams
2002–03 Martin Brodeur 1993–94 Martin Brodeur 1984–85 Doug Sulliman
2001–02 Patrik Elias 1992–93 Alexander Semak 1983–84 Mel Bridgman
2000–01 Patrik Elias 1991–92 Stephane Richer 1982–83 Glenn Resch

Hugh Delano Unsung Hero[edit]

Scott Clemmensen, 2009 Hugh Delano Unsung Hero

The Hugh Delano Unsung Hero is a Devils team award given each year and voted on by the players; it is named after Hugh Delano, who was a longtime writer who covered the Devils for the New York Post.[28] Defenseman Bryce Salvador and goaltender Johan Hedberg shared the award in 2011–12. There was a humorous mix-up at the awards dinner when rookie Adam Henrique was mistakenly announced as the winner.[29] Jay Pandolfo has won the award five times, more than any other player.[3]

2011–12 Bryce Salvador
Johan Hedberg
2000–01 Sergei Brylin 1990–91 Bruce Driver
2010–11 Travis Zajac 1999–2000 John Madden 1989–90 David Maley
2009–10 Andy Greene 1998–99 Jay Pandolfo 1988–89 Randy Velischek
2008–09 Scott Clemmensen 1997–98 Denis Pederson 1987–88 Doug Brown
2007–08 Jay Pandolfo 1996–97 Denis Pederson 1986–87 Ken Daneyko
2006–07 Jay Pandolfo 1995–96 Shawn Chambers 1985–86 Rich Preston
2005–06 Jay Pandolfo 1994–95 Tommy Albelin 1984–85 Dave Lewis
2003–04 Brian Gionta 1993–94 Valeri Zelepukin 1983–84 Ron Low
2002–03 Jay Pandolfo 1992–93 Craig Billington 1982–83 Mike Kitchen
2001–02 Sergei Brylin 1991–92 Randy McKay

Devils' Players' Player[edit]

Mike Mottau, the 2010 Devils' Players' Player

The Devils' Players' Player is a team award voted on by the players.[30] The most recent recipient was goaltender Johan Hedberg, who won the award for a second year in a row in 2012. Jay Pandolfo and Scott Stevens have each won this award three times, the most of any Devil.[3]

2011–12 Johan Hedberg 2001–02 Jim McKenzie 1992–93 Scott Stevens
2010–11 Johan Hedberg 2000–01 Randy McKay 1991–92 Scott Stevens
2009–10 Mike Mottau 1999–2000 Randy McKay 1990–91 Chris Terreri
2008–09 Scott Clemmensen 1998–99 Jay Pandolfo 1989–90 John MacLean
2007–08 Jay Pandolfo 1997–98 Doug Gilmour 1988–89 Patrik Sundstrom
2006–07 Jay Pandolfo 1996–97 Dave Andreychuk 1987–88 Kirk Muller
2005–06 Jay Pandolfo 1995–96 Steve Thomas 1986–87 Doug Sulliman
2003–04 Turner Stevenson 1994–95 Chris Terreri 1985–86 Rich Preston
2002–03 Joe Nieuwendyk 1993–94 Scott Stevens 1984–85 Rich Preston

Most Valuable Devil[edit]

The Most Valuable Devil is, as the name implies, the player judged most valuable to the team by his teammates.[30] Zach Parise won his second consecutive award in 2010, after becoming the first player in franchise history to score 30 goals in four consecutive seasons.[30] Martin Brodeur has won this award ten times, more than any other player.[3]

2011–12 Zach Parise 2001–02 Martin Brodeur 1992–93 Alexander Semak
2010–11 Patrik Elias 2000–01 Martin Brodeur
Patrik Elias
1991–92 Claude Lemieux
2009–10 Zach Parise 1999–2000 Martin Brodeur 1990–91 Chris Terreri
2008–09 Zach Parise 1998–99 Martin Brodeur 1989–90 John MacLean
2007–08 Martin Brodeur 1997–98 Martin Brodeur 1988–89 Patrik Sundstrom
2006–07 Martin Brodeur 1996–97 Martin Brodeur 1987–88 Kirk Muller
2005–06 Brian Gionta 1995–96 Martin Brodeur 1986–87 Kirk Muller
2003–04 Scott Niedermayer 1994–95 Stephane Richer 1985–86 Greg Adams
2002–03 Martin Brodeur 1993–94 Scott Stevens 1984–85 Kirk Muller

Notes[edit]

^1 Shared with Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche.
^2 Shared with Roman Cechmanek and Robert Esche of the Philadelphia Flyers.
^3 Finished the season with the Atlanta Thrashers, after being involved in the trade for Ilya Kovalchuk.

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