The “New Jersey Devils” is a professional ice hockey team situated in Newark, New Jersey. The team is part of the Metropolitan Division that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
In the year 1974, the Devils were founded in the city of Kansas, Missouri as the Kansas City Scouts. The team was relocated to Denver, Colorado as the Colorado Rockies after the two seasons. In 1982, the Devils were formally established in New Jersey and named itself as the New Jersey Devils.
Before the team moved to New Jersey, they had struggled during their first eight years. By their misfortune, the fraught continued during its first five years in New Jersey. For the worst record, the team didn’t reach the playoffs and turned out to be the very least in ranking; in fact, they didn’t even get at least higher than 5th place in their division.
However, the team recovered under the new guidance of Lou Lamoriello in 1987. Because of Lamoriello’s arrival, the team took a hit in the NHL; in fact, they were able to advance in three Stanley Cup playoffs in between the years 1988 and 2012, they also had established an outstanding winning record during the seasons 1992-1993 and 2009-2010.
In the NHL history, the team has been qualified for five Stanley Cup finals with only one loss against their battle with the Detroit Red Wings in the year 1990. The Devils were known for their great defense throughout the Stanley Cup finals. The team’s opponents at the time were the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers.
The team used to play their home games at the Brendan Bryne Arena (Continental Airlines Arena) for 25 years, when the 2007-2008 seasons ended, the Devils were relocated to Newark to play their home games at the Prudential Center.