captain and defenseman Scott Stevens was awarded
the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2000 as the most valuable player
for his team during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This NHL All-Star
has played in more than 850 games as a Devil since arriving
in New Jersey in 1991. Last season, “Scotty,” a
20-year veteran, became the youngest player in history (37
years, 11 months, and 12 days) to appear in 1,500 NHL games.
year, goaltender Martin Brodeur was voted
Most Valuable Devil by his teammates for the seventh straight
season. Brodeur, who catches with his left hand, is the only
goaltender in the NHL to record six straight seasons with 35
or more wins. His career goals against average (GAA) of 2.21
is the lowest in league history during the modern era.
1991, Brick Township's Jim Dowd made his NHL
debut as the first New Jersey native to play for the New Jersey
Devils. In Game Two of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals, Dowd scored
the game-winning goal to give his team a 2-0 series lead over
the Detroit Redwings. Before playing professional ice hockey,
Dowd helped Brick Township High School win a state championship
in 1986. During his senior year at Brick, Dowd broke the national
scholastic scoring record, finishing his career with 375 points,
including 189 goals and 186 assists. He currently plays center
for the Minnesota Wild.
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