New Jersey Devils Logo – The New Jersey Devils are a professional team based in Newark, New Jersey ice hockey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League ( NHL). The Devils have won the Stanley Cup three times. The team was founded in Kansas City (Missouri) in 1974, were transferred to Denver, Colorado after only two seasons, the club moved to New Jersey in 1982. Under the leadership of current general manager Lou Lamoriello, the Devils have finished first in 7 of the last 9 seasons and participated in the playoffs 17 times.
After his move to New Jersey, the Devils have played their home games at the Continental Airlines Arena. In 2007, it is expected that the team be moved to the Prudential Center, which is being built in the city of Newark. Have rivalries with their neighbors in the Hudson River, the New York Rangers, and Philadelphia Flyers, as devils or Flyers have won the Atlantic Division title every season since 1995.
Renamed the team the New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils on June 30, 1982. about 10,000 people voted in a contest conducted by local newspapers to select the name, which are influenced by the legend of the Jersey Devil, a sinister creature cryptozoología living in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The first game of the Devils ended in a draw 3-3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. His first win was a 3-2, came at the expense of their new rivals the Hudson River, the New York Rangers. The team finished with a 17-49-14 record, putting them three points on the last in the Patrick division.