The New Jersey Devils were first founded in 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri and were originally known as the Kansas City Scouts. After two seasons in Kansas City, with only 27 wins and 110 losses, the team moved to Denver, Colorado and became known as the Colorado Rockies. Finally, after stagnation and more unsuccessful seasons, in 1982, the team moved to their current home in Newark. The team's name was chosen by fans and is named after the Jersey Devil, a made-up creature said to roam the New Jersey Pine Barrens in the southern part of the state. Some notable Devils players include Martin Brodeur, Scott Niedermayer and Scott Stevens.
Founding Year: 1974
City: Newark, NJ
Number of Stanley Cups: 3 (1995, 2000, 2003)
Mascot: NJ Devil
Owner: New Jersey Devils LLC
Head Coach: John Hynes
Stadium: Prudential Center
After the franchise left both Kansas City and Colorado, it found its home in New Jersey, originally playing in East Rutherford but later moving to newark. With two seasons in Kansas City and six more in Kansas City, all of them being unsuccessful, the team had high hopes for success in its new state. The team's first few seasons were all again unsuccessful, and it was not until the 1987-88 season that the team had a winning record, losing in the Eastern Conference Finals.
After their first season with a winning record, the team's success became a consistent part of the NHL. Behind players like Martin Brodeur and Patrik Elias, the Devils won 3 Stanley Cups and made the playoffs 14 times from 1989-2003. However, the team has not found the same level of success in recent years, only reaching the Stanley Cup Finals once more in the 2011-12 season.
Here are some of the Devils all-time leaders for various categories: