List of New Jersey Devils seasons

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The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. The team is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Devils arrived in New Jersey in 1982 after transferring from Denver, Colorado, where they had been known as the Colorado Rockies since 1976. Before that, the franchise entered the league as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974. The 2010–11 season is the 29th season of play in New Jersey. It is the 37th year for the Devils franchise, and including the team's time in Kansas City and Denver, the Devils have won over 1100 regular season games, 17th overall in NHL history.[1]

New Jersey played its first 11 seasons in the Patrick Division before moving to the Atlantic Division when the NHL renamed divisions in 1993. The Devils first qualified for the playoffs in 1988, eventually losing in the Conference Finals.[2] The team then made the playoffs several times after that before capturing their first Stanley Cup in the lockout-shortened 1995 season.[2] The following year, the Devils missed the playoffs, becoming the first team in 26 years to fail to qualify for the playoffs the season after a Stanley Cup victory.[3] Since 1997, however, the Devils qualified for the playoffs each season until 2010-11, a streak surpassed only by the Detroit Red Wings.[4] The Devils won the Stanley Cup in 2000 and 2003, and advanced to the Finals in 2001, only to lose to the Colorado Avalanche in seven games.[1] Overall, the Devils have made 20 appearances in the Stanley Cup playoffs in their 28 seasons in New Jersey, including 13 consecutive seasons between 1996–97 and 2009-10.[2] After missing the playoffs for the first time in fourteen years in 2010-11, the Devils rebounded the following year, making the playoffs again and losing in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings.

Table key[edit]

The corner of a white building in the daytime; the words "Continental Airlines" are visible on the right-hand side
The Izod Center, formerly known as Brendan Byrne Arena and then Continental Airlines Arena where the Devils played from the 1982 season to the 2007 season
A red and black building with large glass towers on either side is seen in the background.  The words "Prudential Center" are on top in white.  A parking lot and street are visible in the foreground.
The Prudential Center, the Devils' home arena since the 2007 season
Bold
Won the Stanley Cup
Finish
Final position in division or league standings
GA
Goals against (goals scored by the Devils' opponents)
GF
Goals for (goals scored by the Devils)
GP
Number of games played
L
Number of losses
OT
Number of losses in overtime (since the 1999–2000 season)
Pts
Number of points
T
Number of ties
TG
Two-game total goals series
W
Number of wins


Year by year[edit]

Stanley Cup champions dagger Conference champions * Division champions ^ Led league in points #
NHL season Devils season Conference Division Regular season Postseason
Finish GP W L T OT Pts GF GA GP W L GF GA Result
1982–83 1982–83 Wales Patrick 5th 80 17 49 14 48 230 338 Did not qualify
1983–84 1983–84 Wales Patrick 5th 80 17 56 7 41 231 350 Did not qualify
1984–85 1984–85 Wales Patrick 5th 80 22 48 10 54 264 346 Did not qualify
1985–86 1985–86 Wales Patrick 6th 80 28 49 3 59 300 374 Did not qualify
1986–87 1986–87 Wales Patrick 6th 80 29 45 6 64 293 368 Did not qualify
1987–88 1987–88 Wales Patrick 4th 80 38 36 6 82 295 296 20 11 9 67 71 Won in Division Semifinals vs. New York Islanders, 4–2
Won in Division Finals vs. Washington Capitals, 4–3
Lost in Conference Finals to Boston Bruins, 3–4[5]
1988–89 1988–89 Wales Patrick 5th 80 27 41 12 66 281 325 Did not qualify
1989–90 1989–90 Wales Patrick 2nd 80 37 34 9 83 295 288 6 2 4 18 21 Lost in Division Semifinals to Washington Capitals, 2–4[6]
1990–91 1990–91 Wales Patrick 4th 80 32 33 15 79 272 264 7 3 4 21 21 Lost in Division Semifinals to Pittsburgh Penguins, 3–4[7]
1991–92 1991–92 Wales Patrick 4th 80 38 31 11 87 289 259 7 3 4 25 28 Lost in Division Semifinals to New York Rangers, 3–4[8]
1992–93[a] 1992–93 Wales Patrick 4th 84 40 37 7 87 308 299 5 4 1 15 23 Lost in Division Semifinals to Pittsburgh Penguins, 1–4[9]
1993–94 1993–94 Eastern[b] Atlantic 2nd 84 47 25 12 106 306 220 20 11 9 52 49 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Buffalo Sabres, 4–3
Won in Conference Semifinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–2
Lost in Conference Finals to New York Rangers, 3–4[10]
1994–95[c] 1994–95 dagger Eastern * Atlantic 2nd 48 22 18 8 52 136 121 20 16 4 67 34 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1
Won in Conference Semifinals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 4–1
Won in Conference Finals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4–2
Won in Stanley Cup Finals vs. Detroit Red Wings, 4–0[11]Stanley Cup champions
1995–96 1995–96 Eastern Atlantic 6th 82 37 33 12 86 215 202 Did not qualify
1996–97 1996–97 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 82 45 23 14 104 231 182 10 5 5 27 21 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Montreal Canadiens, 4–1
Lost in Conference Semifinals to New York Rangers, 1–4[12]
1997–98 1997–98 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 82 48 23 11 107 225 166 6 2 4 12 13 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals to Ottawa Senators, 2–4[13]
1998–99 1998–99 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 82 47 24 11 105 248 196 7 3 4 18 21 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals to Pittsburgh Penguins, 3–4[14]
1999–2000 1999–2000dagger Eastern * Atlantic 2nd 82 45 24 8 5[d] 103 251 203 23 16 7 61 37 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Florida Panthers, 4–0
Won in Conference Semifinals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–2
Won in Conference Finals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4–3
Won in Stanley Cup Finals vs. Dallas Stars, 4–2[15]Stanley Cup champions
2000–01 2000–01 Eastern * Atlantic ^ 1st 82 48 19 12 3 111 295 195 25 15 10 69 52 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 4–2
Won in Conference Semifinals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4–3
Won in Conference Finals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 4–1
Lost in Stanley Cup Finals to Colorado Avalanche, 3–4[16]
2001–02 2001–02 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 82 41 28 9 4 95 205 187 6 2 4 11 9 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals to Carolina Hurricanes, 2–4[17]
2002–03 2002–03dagger Eastern * Atlantic ^ 1st 82 46 20 10 6 108 216 166 24 16 8 63 38 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Boston Bruins, 4–1
Won in Conference Semifinals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 4–1
Won in Conference Finals vs. Ottawa Senators, 4–3
Won in Stanley Cup Finals vs. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4–3[18]Stanley Cup champions
2003–04 2003–04 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 43 25 12 2 100 213 164 5 1 4 9 14 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 1–4[19]
2004–05[e] 2004–05 Eastern Atlantic Season not played due to lockout
2005–06 2005–06 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 82 46 27 9[f] 101 242 229 9 5 4 27 21 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. New York Rangers, 4–0
Lost in Conference Semifinals to Carolina Hurricanes, 1–4[20]
2006–07 2006–07 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 82 49 24 9 107 216 201 11 5 6 30 29 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 4–2
Lost in Conference Semifinals to Ottawa Senators, 1–4[21]
2007–08 2007–08 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 46 29 7 99 206 197 5 1 4 12 19 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals to New York Rangers, 1–4[22]
2008–09 2008–09 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 82 51 27 4 106 244 209 7 3 4 15 17 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals to Carolina Hurricanes, 3–4[23]
2009–10 2009–10 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 82 48 27 7 103 216 186 5 1 4 9 15 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals to Philadelphia Flyers, 1–4
2010–11 2010–11 Eastern Atlantic 4th 82 38 39 5 81 174 209 Did not qualify
2011–12 2011–12 Eastern * Atlantic 4th 82 48 28 6 102 228 202 24 14 10 51 42 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs. Florida Panthers, 4-3
Won in Conference Semifinals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1
Won in Conference Finals vs. New York Rangers, 4-2
Lost in Stanley Cup Finals vs. Los Angeles Kings, 2-4
2012–13 2012–13 Eastern Atlantic 5th 48 19 19 10 48 112 129 Did not qualify
2013–14 2013–14 Eastern Metropolitan 6th 82 35 29 18 86 194 206 Did not qualify
Totals 2246 1082 883 219 62 2445 6951 6733 240 132 108 661 580


Statistics above are correct as of July 17, 2014.

Notes[edit]

  • a In 1992, the NHL expanded the season to 84 games, and each team played two games at a neutral site. After the 1995 lockout, the neutral site games were eliminated, and the season was reduced to 82 games.[24]
  • b The NHL realigned into Eastern and Western Conferences prior to the 1993–94 season. New Jersey was placed in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.[25]
  • c The season was shortened to 48 games because of the 1994–95 NHL lockout.[26]
  • d Beginning with the 1999–2000 season, teams received one point for losing a regular season game in overtime.[27]
  • e The season was canceled because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout.[28]
  • f Beginning with the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[29]

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