National Hockey League (NHL) first came to New Jersey when
Dr. John McMullen purchased the Colorado Rockies in 1982. Soon
afterwards, Dr. McMullen officially changed the franchise name
to the Devils in recognition of the legendary Jersey
Devil. Since then, the team has clearly made its mark in
the world of professional ice hockey.
New Jersey Devils brought New Jersey its first Stanley
Cup Championship in 1995, when they swept the Detroit Redwings
in four straight games. Five years later, the Devils repeated
this feat by winning their second Stanley Cup with a double-overtime
victory in Game 6 over the Dallas Stars.
in their 20th season, the Devils are coached by Pat
Burns and are currently leading the Eastern Conference's
Atlantic Division. The team is off to a good start and should
prove to be contenders in the postseason rounds of the Stanley