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New Jersey Devils: The 50 Best Players in History

Kevin KraczkowskiCorrespondent IIISeptember 20, 2011

New Jersey Devils: The 50 Best Players in History

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    The New Jersey Devils have won three Stanley Cup Championships in their 36 seasons of existence. 

    They were admitted into the NHL in 1974-75 in the NHL's latest round of expansion with the Washington Capitals.

    New Jersey started as the Kansas City Scouts, and stayed in Kansas City for only two seasons before moving operations to Denver and rechristening themselves as the Colorado Rockies.

    As the Rockies and as the Scouts, the team had little luck, starting their history with 13 straight losing seasons. 

    On June 30, 1982, the franchise moved for the second time in six seasons and became the New Jersey Devils.

    In recent years, the advent of advanced statistical analysis has afforded us the opportunity to compare players by using more than just the basic statistic set of goals, assists, plus/minus and penalty minutes.  It also allows us to include goalies in comparison to position players.

    The following list is based on the "point share" statistic, available at www.hockey-reference.com, and explained here

50. Alexander Mogilny (2000-2001, 2005-2006, PS: 13.5)

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    Mogilny, a right winger, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round of the 1988 NHL Draft.  He would play for Buffalo and later the Vancouver Canucks for his first 10 and a half NHL seasons before being traded to the Devils in 2000 for Brendan Morrison and Denis Pederson.

    Mogilny would play with New Jersey for a season and a half in his first tour of duty with the team.  In 2000-01, he would post 43 goals, good for sixth in the league, and 40 assists.  In the 2001 offseason he signed a free-agent contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, eventually playing there for three seasons.

    He would return to New Jersey for his final NHL season, playing 34 games in 2005-06.  He totalled 58 goals and 56 assists in 121 games for the Devils, racking up 53 penalty minutes and tabulating a minus-1 rating.

49. Mark Johnson (1985-1990, PS: 13.5)

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    Johnson, a center, was drafted in the fourth round of the 1977 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.  He would subsequently gain fame as one of the heroes of the US Olympic team, scoring two goals in the famous 4-3 USA victory over the Soviet National Team.

    Johnson made his professional NHL debut with the Penguins, later playing for the Minnesota North Stars, the Hartford Whalers and the St. Louis Blues before being traded to New Jersey in the 1985 offseason.

    He would play the final five seasons of his career with the Devils.  In the 1987-88 playoff run to the conference championship, he would score 18 points in 18 games before New Jersey was ousted four games to three by the Boston Bruins.

    He totalled 89 goals and 140 assists over 305 games for the Devils, and had a cumulative rating of minus-53 and 88 penalty minutes.

    He is currently the University of Wisconsin–Madison women's ice hockey head coach.

48. Paul Gardner (1976-1979, PS: 13.8)

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    Gardner was drafted in the first round of the 1976 NHL draft by the Kansas City Scouts.  The center made his professional debut later that season after the team had moved to Colorado.

    He was a two-time 30-goal scorer for the Rockies, reaching the plateau in each of his two full seasons with the club. 

    Gardner was traded to Toronto in the middle of the 1978-79 season, and would go on to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals and the Buffalo Sabres.

    He currently coaches the Bloomington Blaze of the CHL.

47. Shawn Chambers (1995-1997, PS: 13.8)

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    Chambers, a defenseman, was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1987 NHL supplemental draft.  He would play four seasons with the North Stars and go on to play for the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightening before being traded to New Jersey near the end of the 1994-95 season.

    Chambers made an immediate impact, and his strong defense helped the Devils to their first Stanley Cup.

    He was seldom penalized, totalling 43 penalty minutes over his two and a half seasons with the Devils.  His strong defensive play is reflected in a rating of plus-20 for the Devils.  He would also total eight goals and 43 assists in 158 career games.

    Chambers finished out his career with the Dallas Stars.

46. Barry Beck (1977-1979, PS: 14.6)

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    Beck was drafted in the first round, second overall, by the Colorado Rockies in the 1977 NHL Draft.   

    In his rookie season he was named to the All-Star team.  He also set a record for a first year defenseman with 22 goals scored, since broken by Brian Leetch.  He played two full seasons and part of a third for the Rockies, totalling 37 goals, 71 assists, 188 penalty minutes and a rating of minus-46.

    Beck would later play for the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings.

    He currently is the coach for the Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey, promoting hockey in a very untraditional locale.

45. John Van Boxmeer (1976-1979, PS: 14.7)

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    Van Boxmeer, a defenseman, was drafted in the first round of the 1972 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadians.  He requested a trade to maximize his playing time.  The Canadians granted his request by sending him to Colorado in 1976.

    Boxmeer racked up 23 goals and 87 assists for the Rockies, posting a minus-58 and 165 penalty minutes in 197 games. 

    He was traded to the Buffalo Sabres just prior to the 1979-80 season.  He would later also play for the Quebec Nordiques.

    After retiring in 1984, Van Boxmeer stayed busy by coaching on various levels of play, most recently as head coach of SC Bern of Switzerland's Nationalliga A.

44. Rob Ramage (1979-1982, PS: 15.4)

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    Ramage, a defenseman, was drafted first overall by the Rockies in the 1979 NHL Draft. 

    1980-81 was his best season with the Rockies.  He made the All-Star team by scoring 20 goals and 42 assists. 

    Ramage scored 41 goals and 91 assists in 234 games for Colorado.  He racked up 529 penalty minutes and a less than impressive minus-133 rating.

    He would go on to play for the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames, the Minnesota North Stars, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Tampa Bay Lightening, the Montreal Canadians and the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Ramage is currently serving out parole stemming from the accident that took fellow NHL alumni Keith Magnuson's life.

43. Brendan Shanahan (1987-1991, 2009, PS: 16.3)

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    Shanahan, a left winger, was drafted by the Devils in the first round of the 1987 NHL Draft.

    Very soon, Shanahan made his NHL debut, appearing in 65 games in 1987-88.  He would stay in New Jersey for four seasons before joining the St. Louis Blues, the Hartford Whalers, the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers.  He would return to the Devils for his final season in 2008-09.

    He played a total of 315 games for the Devils, scoring 94 goals and 134 assists, 553 penalty minutes and a cumulative rating of minus-1.

    Shanahan retired as the only player in NHL history with at least 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes.

    Shanahan currently serves as the NHL's Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and head disciplinarian.

42. Sean Burke (1987-1992, Adjusted PS: 16.6)

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    The Devils selected Burke in the second round of the 1985 NHL Draft.

    Burke went 10-1 as a rookie in 1987-88.  He would make the All-Star team in the 1988-89 season, posting 22 wins.

    He would spend his first four NHL seasons with New Jersey, posting a 62-66-23 record, a .876 save percentage and a 3.65 goals against average.

    Burke later played for the Hartford Whalers, the Carolina Panthers, the Vancouver Canucks, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Florida Panthers, the Phoenix Coyotes, the Tampa Bay Lightening and the Los Angeles Kings.

    Burke currently serves as the goaltending coach for the Phoenix Coyotes.

41. Valeri Zelepukin (1991-1998, PS: 17.0)

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    Zelepukin was drafted in the 11th round of the 1990 NHL Draft by the Devils. 

    In 1993-94, he played in all 82 games for the Devils, scoring 26 goals, 31 assists and a rating of plus-36, good for sixth in the NHL.

    The left winger would spend his first six and a half seasons with New Jersey, posting career totals of 85 goals and 133 assists in 375 games with a plus-49 rating and 349 penalty minutes.

    Zelepukin would play for the Edmonton Oilers, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks before returning to Russia in 2002.

40. Patrik Sundström (1987-1992, PS: 17.2)

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    Sundström, a center, was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the ninth round of the 1980 NHL draft.  He would spend five seasons in Vancouver before being traded to New Jersey in the 1987 offseason.

    He would score 86 goals and 160 assists in 305 games over five seasons for the Devils.  He would post a plus-23 rating and 168 penalty minutes. 

    Sundström took home the Viking Award in 1988–89 for being the best Swedish born player in the NHL.

    Sundström would retire following the 1991-92 season.

39. Dave Andreychuk (1996-1999, PS: 17.5)

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    Andreychuk, a left winger, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 1982 NHL Draft.  He would spend 10 and a half seasons with Buffalo, later playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs before being traded to New Jersey near the end of the 1995-96 season.

    In 1996-97, Andreychuk played in all 82 games, scoring 61 points and compiling a rating of plus-38, good for third in the NHL.

    He totalled 64 goals and 86 assists in 224 games for the Devils.  He spent 104 minutes in the box and put up a career plus-60.

    He would later play for the Boston Bruins, the Colorado Avalanche, the Sabres and the Tampa Bay Lightning.  He retired as the league's all-time leader in power-play goals with 274.

    He currently serves with the Tampa Bay Lightning as Vice President in charge of fans.

38. Mike Kitchen (1976-1984, PS: 17.7)

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    Kitchen, a defenseman, was drafted in the third round of the 1976 NHL Draft by the Kansas City Scouts.  He would spend his entire eight-season playing career with the organization, through both moves to Colorado and New Jersey.

    Kitchen was mostly a stay at home defenseman.  He would play 474 games for Colorado/New Jersey, scoring 12 goals and 62 assists with 370 penalty minutes and a minus-139 rating.

    He is currently an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks.

37. Andy Greene (2006-Present, PS: 18.5)

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    Greene signed with the Devils as an undrafted free agent in the 2006 offseason.

    A defenseman, not much was expected of Greene when he was first called up as an injury replacement.  The Devils were stacked at defenseman, and Greene was at the time a stopgap solution.  However, he performed so well the Devils had to keep him.

    Greene assisted on 31 goals in 2009-10, a career best.  He played in all 82 games in the 2010-11 season. 

    He has totalled 15 goals and 70 assists in 291 games for the Devils, with 86 penalty minutes and a minus-12 rating.

36. Bill Guerin (1991-1998, PS: 19.8)

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    Guerin, a right wing, was drafted in the first round of the 1989 NHL Draft by New Jersey.  He spent the first six and a half NHL seasons with the Devils.

    1996-97 was his best New Jersey season, when he played in all 82 games.  He scored 29 goals, including and nine game-winning goals, good for second most in the league.

    He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 1998.  He would later play for the Boston Bruins, the Dallas Stars, the St. Louis Blues, the San Jose Sharks, the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    He totalled 108 goals and 106 assists in 380 games, compiling a plus-40 and 469 penalty minutes.

35. Johnny Oduya (2006-2010, PS: 19.9)

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    Oduya was drafted in the seventh round of the 2001 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals.  He never appeared with them, instead bouncing around the Swedish Leagues for several seasons before signing a free-agent contract with the Devils prior to the 2006 season.

    He made his biggest impact for the Devils during the 2007-08 season, posting a plus-27 rating, good for ninth in the NHL.  The defenseman was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers during the 2009-10 season in the transaction that brought Ilya Kovalchuk to New Jersey.

    In three and a half seasons for New Jersey, he scored 17 goals and 53 assists with 155 penalty minutes and a stellar plus-45 rating in 273 games.

34. Lyle Odelein (1996-2000, PS: 20.1)

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    Odelein was drafted in the seventh round of the 1986 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadians.  He made his NHL debut with the club in 1990, and would go on to play a total of seven seasons with Montreal.

    He was traded to New Jersey for Stephane Richer in 1996 just before the regular season, playing for the Devils for three and a half seasons.  In Montreal, he had racked up a lot of penalty minutes.  In New Jersey he filled a different role, halving his (still substantial) penalty box time.

    In 285 games for New Jersey, Odelein scored 13 goals and 73 assists, a plus-23 rating and 499 penalty minutes.

    He went on to play for the Phoenix Coyotes, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Dallas Stars, the Florida Panthers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

33. Pat Verbeek (1982-1989, PS: 21.8)

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    Verbeek, a right wing, was drafted in the 1982 NHL Draft by the Devils in the third round.

    He spent his first seven NHL seasons with New Jersey.  His best season was 1987-88, when he scored 46 goals and posted a rating of plus-29.

    He was traded to the Hartford Whalers in 1989, and would also later play for the New York Rangers, the Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings.

    In 463 games for New Jersey, Verbeek posted 170 goals and 151 assists, a rating of minus-81 and 943 penalty minutes.

32. Alexei Kasatonov (1989-1993, PS: 21.8)

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    The Devils drafted Kasatonov in the 12th round of the 1983 NHL Draft.  Kasatonov elected to continue with CSKA Moscow for several seasons, finally joining New Jersey for the 1989-90 season.

    In 1990-91, he put up 41 points and a plus-23 rating.  He would end up spending four seasons with the Devils.

    He totalled 257 games for New Jersey, scoring 31 goals, 88 assists, a plus-56 rating and 219 penalty minutes.

    He would play in the NHL for three more seasons, playing for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins.

31. Viacheslav Fetisov (1989-1995, PS: 23.2)

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    A defenseman, Fetisov was drafted by the Devils in the eighth round of the 1983 NHL Draft. 

    He made his NHL debut in the 1989-90 season, scoring 42 points for the Devils, a career high.

    Fetisov would total five and a half seasons for the Devils, playing 341 games, compiling 19 goals, 111 assists, 410 penalty minutes and a plus-44 rating.  He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1995, and would finish his NHL career with three and a half seasons there.

    For his contributions in the NHL plus his international career, Fetisov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.

30. Claude Lemieux (1990-1995, 1999-2000, PS: 24.7)

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    Lemieux is one of only 10 players in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup with three different teams.  He was also named the No. 2 most hated player in league history in a recent ESPN poll.

    He was drafted in the second round of the 1983 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadians.  He would join the Devils by trade in 1990, spending five seasons in New Jersey.  His best season was 1994-95.  He scored six goals in the regular season, then 13 in the playoffs, taking home the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP in helping the Devils to the Stanley Cup.

    He played for the Colorado Avalanche for four and a half seasons before rejoining the Devils for 70 games in 1999-00.  He later played for the Phoenix Coyotes, the Dallas Stars and the San Jose Sharks.

    He posted 142 goals and 155 assists, a plus-16 and 627 penalty minutes in 423 games for the Devils.

29. Joe Cirella (1981-1989, PS: 25.7)

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    Cirella was drafted by the Devils in the first round of the 1981 draft, when the team was still known as the Rockies.

    1983-84 was Cirella's best NHL season.  He made his only All-Star team and posted career highs with 11 goals and 33 assists.

    After eight seasons, Cirella went on to play for the Quebec Nordiques, the New York Rangers, the Florida Panthers and the Ottawa Senators before retiring in 1996.

    He totaled 50 goals, 159 assists and 938 penalty minutes with a rating of minus-157 for New Jersey.

28. Travis Zajac (2006-Present, PS: 26.3)

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    Zajac was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NHL Draft.

    A center, Zajac has proven very durable, missing two games in his rookie season.  He has played in every game since, a span of four seasons.

    In 2008-09, Zajac posted a plus-33 rating, good for fourth in the league.  He scored 20 goals and 42 assists in that season.

    In 408 games, Zajac has totaled 89 goals and 160 assists, a plus-39 and 124 penalty minutes.

27. Wilf Paiement (1974-1980, PS: 26.6)

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    Paiement, a right wing, was the first-round selection of the Kansas City Scouts in the 1974 NHL Draft.  He was an original Scout, and spent his first five and a half NHL seasons with the Scouts/Rockies.

    Paiement was selected to the All-Star game in three consecutive seasons, from 1976 through 1978.  He averaged just under one point per game during that time, finishing sixth in the league in 1976-77 with 41 goals. 

    He would later play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Quebec Nordiques, the New York Rangers, the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    He totalled 392 games for Colorado/Kansas City, compiling 153 goals, 183 assists, 558 penalty minutes, and a minus-142 rating.

26. Stephane Richer (1991-1996, 2002, PS: 27.0)

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    Richer, a right winger, was drafted in the second round of the 1984 draft by the Montreal Canadians.  He played seven seasons with Montreal before a trade brought him to New Jersey. 

    He spent five seasons with New Jersey.  His best season was probably 1993-94, when he scored 36 goals and 36 assists with a plus-31 rating.

    Richer went on to play for Montreal for a second time, the Tampa Bay Lightening, the St. Louis Blues and the Pittsburgh Penguins before finishing his playing career with the Devils in 2002.

    He finished his Devils career with 147 goals, 136 assists, a plus-28 rating and 125 penalty minutes in 360 games.

25. John Madden (1998-2009, PS: 27.7)

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    Madden, a center, signed a free-agent contract with New Jersey in 1997. 

    He is a renowned defensive forward, actually winning the Frank J. Selke trophy in 2001 as the NHL's best defensive forward.

    In 712 games, Madden scored 140 goals and 157 assists, 193 penalty minutes and a plus-35 rating.

    He spent one season with the Chicago Blackhawks and is currently with the Minnesota Wild.

24. Sergei Brylin (1994-2008, PS: 28.0)

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    Brylin was drafted in the second round of the 1992 NHL Draft by the Devils.  He has played all of his NHL seasons to date with New Jersey. 

    His best season with the Devils was 2000-01, when he racked up career-best totals of 23 goals, 29 assists and a plus-25 rating.

    He has played 765 games, totaling 129 goals, 179 assists, a plus-49 rating and 273 penalty minutes.

    He currently plays with SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL.

23. Aaron Broten (1980-1990, PS: 28.0)

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    Broten, a center and left wing, was selected in the sixth round of the 1980 NHL Draft by the Colorado Rockies.  He spent his first nine and a half NHL seasons with the Rockies/Devils.

    In the two seasons spanning 1986-88, Broten averaged just over a point per game.

    Broten was traded away during 1989-90 to the Minnesota North Stars.  He also had short stints with the Quebec Nordiques, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnepeg Jets.  He never had any level of success after leaving the Devils.

    In 641 games, Broten posted 162 goals, 307 assists, 367 penalty minutes and a minus-72 rating.

22. Brian Rolston (1994-1999, 2008-2011, PS: 28.5)

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    Rolston was drafted in the first round of the 1991 NHL Draft by the Devils, playing his first five and a half NHL seasons with the club. 

    A utility forward, Rolston's value lies in his two-way ability and his versatility.  He can play any forward position as needed.  He also draws very few penalties.

    Rolston was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 1999, and also played for the Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Wild before rejoining the Devils in 2008.  He played three more seasons with them, and is currently a New York Islander.

    1988-89 was his best New Jersey season.  He scored 57 points, leading the NHL with five shorthanded goals. 

    He totalled 557 games, compiling 130 goals and 151 assists, posting a plus-34 rating and 161 penalty minutes.

21. Jason Arnott (1998-2002, 2010-2011, PS: 29.0)

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    Arnott was selected in the first round of the 1993 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

    He was traded to New Jersey in 1998 and helped the Devils to their second Stanley Cup in 2000, compiling eight goals and 12 assists in 23 playoff matches. 

    Arnott was sent to the Dallas Stars in 2002, and also played for the Nashville Predators before rejoining the Devils in 2010 for 62 games.  He was traded to the Washington Capitals and is now a St. Louis Blue. 

    He totaled 110 goals and 135 assists, a rating of plus-41 and 317 penalty minutes.

20. Randy McKay (1991-2002, PS: 29.3)

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    McKay was drafted in the sixth round of the 1985 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.  He joined the Devils in 1991, fulfilling a prior trade obligation.

    McKay, a right winger, provided the Devils with a physical presence on the ice.  He also chipped in an occasional point.  He is best remembered for scoring the winning goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals, en route to New Jersey's first Stanley Cup.

    McKay played 10 and a half seasons with New Jersey, compiling a plus-115 along with 151 goals, 171 assists and 1,418 penalty minutes.

    McKay went on to play 14 games with the Dallas Stars and one season with the Montreal Canadians.

    He is currently a volunteer assistant coach for Michigan Tech's ice hockey program.

19. Chris Terreri (1987-1995, 1998-2001, Adjusted PS: 32.9)

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    Terreri was drafted in the fifth round of the 1983 NHL Draft by the Devils.

    He made his NHL debut in 1986, but would not stick until the 1989-90 season, when he backed up Sean Burke with a 15-12-3 record.

    For the next four seasons, Terreri was the Devils No. 1 goalie, and in 1993-94 posted a career best .907 save percentage, good for the league's ninth best.

    He later played for the San Jose Sharks, the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders.  He also backed up Martin Brodeur for two and a half seasons in New Jersey starting in 1998-99.

    He compiled a 118-118-34 record for the Devils, with a 3.07 goals against average and a .892 save percentage.  He also posted seven shutouts, second for the Devils all time.

18. Tommy Albelin (1988-1996, 2001-2006, PS: 34.5)

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    Albelin, a defenseman, was drafted in the eighth round by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1983 NHL Draft.  He was traded to New Jersey in 1998 midseason.

    He played out that season and the next six and a half with New Jersey.  His best full season for the Devils was 1989-90, when he scored 29 points.

    He was traded to the Calgary Flames in 1996, but returned to New Jersey for four seasons starting in 2001-02 to finish out his NHL career

    He totaled 27 goals and 125 assists in 539 games for the Devils, with a plus-75 rating and 251 penalty minutes.

    He is currently an assistant coach of the Albany Devils of the IHL.

17. Kirk Muller (1984-1991, PS: 35.6)

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    Muller was selected in the first round of the 1984 NHL Draft by New Jersey.  He spent the first seven years of his NHL career with the Devils, playing in all but four games.

    Muller made the All-Star team four times while with New Jersey.  His best season was 1987-88, when he scored 37 goals and 57 assists in 80 games.

    After being traded to the Montreal Canadians in 1991, he would also play for the New York Islanders, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Florida Panthers and the Dallas Stars.

    He totalled 185 goals and 335 assists for the Devils.  In 556 games, he had a minus-62 rating and 572 penalty minutes.

    Muller is currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

16. Paul Martin (2003-2010, PS: 37.2)

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    Martin was drafted in the second round of the 2000 NHL Draft by New Jersey.  The defenseman stayed with the club for his first six NHL seasons.

    Martin was a solid and dependable stay at home defenseman, averaging over 23 minutes on ice per game with New Jersey. 

    He totaled 26 goals, 137 assists, a solid plus-55 rating and only 114 penalty minutes in 400 New Jersey matches.

    He currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

15. Brian Gionta (2001-2009, PS: 37.7)

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    The Devils drafted Gionta in the third round of the 1998 NHL Draft.

    In 2005-06, Gionta scored 48 goals, a New Jersey franchise record and sixth most in the league.  24 of those goals were of the power-play variety, good for second best in the NHL, and also a Devils' record.

    Gionta signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadians in 2009.

    For New Jersey, he totaled 152 goals and 160 assists in 473 games, with 227 penalty minutes and a plus-62 rating.

14. Jamie Langenbrunner (2002-2011, PS: 40.8)

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    The Dallas Stars chose Langenbrunner in the second round of the 1993 NHL Draft.  He played with Dallas for his first seven and a half NHL seasons.  He was traded to New Jersey near the end of the 2001-02 season.

    Langenbrunner played in 564 games for the Devils, totaling 142 goals and 243 assists with a plus-33 rating and 415 penalty minutes.

    He led the NHL with 11 goals and 18 points in the 2003 Stanley Cup playoffs in helping New Jersey to their third title.

    He rejoined the Stars for 39 games to conclude the 2010-11 season, and recently signed on with the St. Louis Blues.

13. Colin White (1999-2011, PS: 41.1)

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    White was drafted by New Jersey with their second-round pick of the 1996 NHL Draft.

    White is a physical defensive defenseman, often leading the Devils in penalty minutes.  He was selected to the All-Rookie first team in 2000-01.

    White totalled 743 games for the Devils, compiling 20 goals and 105 assists, 848 penalty minutes and a plus-79 rating.

    He spent his first 11 seasons with New Jersey, but is now signed with the San Jose Sharks.

12. Petr Sýkora (1995-2002, PS: 41.1)

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    Sýkora was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NHL Draft by New Jersey.

    A left handed right winger, Sýkora had his best season in 2000-01 with 35 goals, 46 assists and a plus-36 rating, all career bests.

    In seven New Jersey seasons, he scored 145 goals and 205 assists with 182 penalty minutes and a plus-87 rating in 445 games.

    He later played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the New York Rangers, the Edmonton Oilers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Minnesota Wild.

    He is currently signed on with New Jersey on a trial basis, and hoping to play with them in 2011-12.

11. Zach Parise (2005-Present, PS: 43.7)

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    New Jersey selected Parise with their first-round pick of the 2003 NHL Draft.

    Parise is a high-scoring left winger, and in 2008-09 made the All-Star team by scoring 45 goals (third best in the league) and 49 assists. 

    Parise has proved very durable, playing in all but three games over his first five seasons before missing most of 2010-11 with a knee injury.

    In 420 career games, he has scored 163 goals and 178 assists with 145 penalty minutes and a plus-62 rating.

10. Scott Gomez (1999-2007, PS: 45.8)

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    Gomez is the first native Alaskan to play in the NHL, and won the Calder Memorial trophy honoring the leagues' top rookie for his performance in 1999-2000, when he totaled 19 goals and 51 assists, made the All-Star team and helped the Devils to their second Stanley Cup.

    He was drafted by New Jersey in the first round of the 1998 NHL Draft, and spent his first seven seasons with them before playing for two seasons each with the New York Rangers and his current team, the  Montreal Canadians.

    In 2003-04, he led the NHL in assists with 56. 

    In 548 career games with New Jersey, Gomez compiled 116 goals and 334 assists with a plus-59 and 362 penalty minutes.

9. Bobby Holik (1992-2003, 2008-2009, PS: 49.2)

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    Holik was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the first round of the 1989 NHL Draft, and played for the Whalers for two seasons before a trade brought him to New Jersey.

    He made the All-Star team in 1998 and 1999, when he was among the league leaders in game-winning goals, with eight in each season.

    He spent 10 seasons with the Devils before joining the New York Rangers and later the Atlanta Thrashers.  He would rejoin the Devils for his final season in 2008-09.  He retired following the season to spend time with his family.

    Holik totaled 202 goals and 270 assists in 786 games with New Jersey.  He served 863 penalty minutes and posted a plus-134 rating.

8. Bruce Driver (1983-1995, PS: 56.6)

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    Driver, a defenseman, was drafted by the franchise when they were still the Colorado Rockies, in the sixth round of the 1981 NHL Draft.

    Driver played his first 12 NHL seasons with the Devils.  He later would play three seasons for the New York Rangers.

    He was a power-play specialist, as almost half his points came with the man advantage.  He was a low-goal high-assist man who was very skilled at the poke check.

    In the four seasons from 1989-93, Driver had 194 points.

    In 702 career New Jersey Devil hockey matches, Driver had 83 goals and 316 assists, 534 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating.

7. Ken Daneyko (1983-2003, PS: 57.7)

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    Daneyko is the Devils' all-time franchise leader in penalty minutes, with 2,519 in his 20 NHL seasons, all with New Jersey. 

    Daneyko has been given the nickname, "Mr. Devil," as his 1,283 games played is also a franchise best. 

    Never a scoring threat, he once went 255 games between goals scored.  He was, however, a powerful defensive presence.  He was a constant for all three of New Jersey's Stanley Cup Championships.

    He retired following the 2003 Stanley Cup victory with a plus-80 rating, 36 goals and 142 assists.

6. John MacLean (1983-1998, PS: 59.6)

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    MacLean, a right winger, was drafted by the Devils in the first round of the 1983 NHL Draft.  He is the Devils' career leader in goals scored, with 347.

    MacLean was a three-time 40 goal scorer from 1989-90 through 1991-92, making the All-Star team in 1989 and 1991.

    He would later sign on with the San Jose Sharks, the New York Rangers and the Dallas Stars before retiring from the ice into the coaches box.

    In 934 games played, he also notched 354 assists, 1,168 penalty minutes and a plus-42 rating.

5. Brian Rafalski (1999-2007, PS: 60.7)

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    Rafalski signed a free-agent contract with the Devils in 1999, and made his NHL debut as a 26-year-old rookie.

    He played for New Jersey for seven seasons, connecting on 27 assists his rookie year and never less than 30 after that.

    He made the All-Star team in 2004, when he scored six goals and 30 assists in an injury-shortened season.

    Rafalski never posted a negative plus/minus rating, posting a cumulative plus-100.

    In 541 games, he totaled 44 goals and 267 assists with 180 penalty minutes.

    He later played four seasons for the Detroit Red Wings, retiring after the 2010-11 season.

4. Scott Stevens (1991-2004, PS: 96.5)

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    Stevens is the Devils' career leader in plus/minus rating, with an astronomical plus-282.

    He was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 1982 NHL Draft, and would spend eight seasons there, followed by one season with the St. Louis Blues.

    He joined the Devils in 1991, and made the All-Star team in 11 of his 13 New Jersey seasons.  He was also present for all three of New Jersey's Stanley Cup victories.

    A defenseman with strong offensive instincts, Stevens had over 40 assists in each of his first three New Jersey seasons, with 60 in 1993-94.

    He retired in 2004 after a facial slap shot left him with post-concussive symptoms.  He totalled 93 goals and 337 assists in 956 games, with 1,007 penalty minutes.

3. Scott Niedermayer (1991-2004, PS: 100.3)

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    Niedermayer was selected in the first round of the 1991 NHL Draft by New Jersey.  His first 13 seasons were spent in New Jersey.

    Niedermayer was another prolific scoring defenseman for the Devils, and is second all time in assists with 364.  He was also a power-play specialist, netting almost half of his 112 career goals with a man up.

    He made the All-Star team three times, in 1998, 2001 and 2004.  He was with New Jersey through all of their Stanley Cups.  He also took one home with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, with whom he finished his career after five more seasons.

    Niedermayer played in 892 games for the Devils, logging a plus-172 and 478 penalty minutes.

2. Patrik Eliáš (1995-Present, PS: 101.0)

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    Eliáš is New Jersey's all-time leader in assists, with 481, and in points, with 816.  He was drafted in the second round of the 1994 NHL Draft, and is still part of the Devils' plans.

    He has played in three All-Star games, in 2000, 2002 and 2011. 

    His best season was 2000-01, when he totaled 40 goals, 56 assists and a plus-45 rating, all career highs.

    So far, Eliáš has played in 961 games for New Jersey, with 335 goals, a plus-194 and 459 penalty minutes.

1. Martin Brodeur (1991-Present, Adjusted PS: 143.1)

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    Was there ever really any doubt?

    Brodeur has led the NHL in wins nine times, made the All-Star team nine times, won three Stanley Cups, led the NHL in shutouts five times and posted a career .913 save percentage.

    He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 1993-94.  He won the Vezina Trophy honoring the league's top goalie, four times.  He also won the William M. Jennings Trophy, presented to the goalie with fewest goals against, five times.

    He is the NHL's all-time leader with 116 shutouts, 25,976 saves, 66,637 minutes and 625 wins.

    He currently boasts a 625-350-137 record with a 2.22 goals against average.

    Brodeur has one more great season in him.

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