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New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). New Jersey Devils club was founded in Kansas City, Missouri as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, moved to Denver, Colorado as the Colorado Rockies after only two seasons, and then settled in New Jersey in 1982. New Jersey Devils are known for their defensive-oriented style of play, but have recently excelled in their offense as well. New Jersey Devils have a rivalry with their trans-Hudson River neighbor, the New York Rangers, as well as a rivalry with the Philadelphia Flyers. Since the division's creation in 1993, the Devils have won the Atlantic Division season title eight times, most recently in the 2008–09 season.

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New Jersey Devils ticketsFor the 2008–09 season, the Devils signed Brian Rolston, Bobby Holik, Brendan Shanahan, Mike Rupp, and Scott Clemmensen, all making their second stints with the team. The Devils' season looked to be in jeopardy after Brodeur tore a biceps tendon in November and was sidelined for four months, but strong play by scoring leader Zach Parise and backup goalie Clemmensen kept the Devils atop the NHL standings. Brodeur would return strong and make history. On March 17, 2009, on St. Patrick's Day before a sellout home crowd, Brodeur broke Patrick Roy's record for regular season wins with his 552nd victory, while Patrik Elias became the franchise's all-time leading scorer with his 702nd point. In the opening round of the playoffs, the Devils suffered two losses to the Hurricanes within the final minute of regulation play. In Game 4, the Devils overcame a 3 goal deficit, only to lose on a goal with 0.2 seconds left in the game in which Brodeur claimed he was interfered with. The team was eliminated in a heartbreaking Game 7 loss in which the Hurricanes scored 2 goals in the last one minute and twenty seconds of the game to erase a 3-2 Devils lead.

On June 9, 2009, the New Jersey Devils announced that head coach Brent Sutter was stepping down from his position, citing personal and family reasons. However, 3 days later the Calgary Flames announced that Brent Sutter was the new coach which started controversy around the league. No compensation for the loss was provided, because there is no compensation for losing a coach under contract.

After the free agency period opened on July 1, 2009, career-long Devils John Madden and Brian Gionta left to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens, respectively. Scott Clemmensen signed with the Florida Panthers and Mike Rupp signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins. All four had won the Stanley Cup with New Jersey.

On July 13, 2009, The Devils named former head coach Jacques Lemaire head coach of the New Jersey Devils. Assistant Coach John MacLean was named head coach of the Lowell Devils.