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When Reid Boucher was drafted in 2011, the expectations for him weren't overly high.
He was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the 4th round (99th overall) and was labeled a bit of a high-risk, high-reward pick. If Boucher ever panned out properly, there was a chance he could be a top-6 forward. But that seemed unlikely.
Here we are two years...
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Just three years after signing a massive 15-year, $100 million deal with the Devils, Ilya Kovalchuk has shocked the NHL world by deciding to hang up his skates.
New Jersey Devils superstar winger Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to walk away from the final 12 years and $77 million remaining on his contract, choosing to retire from the NHL to play for SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL next season. “This decision was something I have thought about for a
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
The Devils confirmed the signing of Zidlicky on Wednesday without releasing details of his new contract.
The signing will allow the Devils to keep their top defensive pair together. Zidlicky usually plays with captain Bryce Salvador.
Acquired from Minnesota in February 2012, Zidlicky helped the Devils reach the Stanley...
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Ilya Kovalchuk is retiring from the NHL leaving behind 12 years and $77 million, The 30-year-old informed the New Jersey Devils that he plans to return to Russia.
“This decision was something I have thought about for a long time going back to the lockout and spending the year in Russia,” Kovalchuk said in a statement released by...
New Jersey superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk is retiring from the NHL and returning to Russia.
The Devils released the stunning news Thursday afternoon in a statement, saying that the 30-year-old Kovalchuk had alerted them earlier this year that he wanted to return home with his family after 11 seasons in the NHL.
The move is more surprising because Kovalchuk signed a $100 million...
Brendan Shanahan was capable of producing a Gordie Howe Hat Trick on any night.
He was a scorer, a playmaker and a fighter.
And now he's in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Shanahan, who played nine of his 21 NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, had to wait one more year than many expected, but he's in.
The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon with Shanahan, 44, joining...
New Jersey Devils star forward Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to retire from the NHL.
In what is a huge shocker around the league, the 30-year-old Russian sniper claims he wishes to be closer to his family and return to his homeland.
“This decision was something I have thought about for a long time going back to the lockout and spending the year in Russia,” said Kovalchuk in a team...
BREAKING: Ilya Kovalchuk has announced his retirement. #NJDevils #NHL
— NHLDevilsPR (@NHLDevilsPR) July 11, 2013
Ilya Kovalchuk has announced his retirement. This is not a fake.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 11, 2013
New insider? "@AngelinaLawton: Guess I was 7 months early on this secret :) #kovalchuk @NHL @NHLDevils pic.twitter.com/tWeIpErkZc”
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) July 11, 2013
As announced today, the Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk retired from the NHL leaving the New Jersey Devils holding the bag. I am thankful that I don't have Ilya Kovalchuk in a keeper fantasy...
No, Ilya Kovalchuk did not permanently retire from hockey, he just retired from the NHL. I realize that. For Thrashers fans, though, the news today was rough. How rough? Well, first off, in a city that doesn't care about hockey and yet at the same time needs to "get over losing that team," well, look at what's trending:
Again, of course, no one...
That's the question the pulses through the minds of New Jersey Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello and a legion of Devils fans after Thursday's shocking news that Ilya Kovalchuk had heeded the call of Mother Russia and returned home to a life of fulfillment in the Kontinental Hockey League.
So Kovalchuk has instantly become yesterday's news...
Just 2-years after signing a somewhat controversial 15-year, $100 million contract with the New Jersey Devils, star forward Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to walk away from hockey.
Or at least the NHL.
Kovlachuk, who came to the Devils after beginning his NHL career 11-years ago with the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers is...or was considered one of hockey's elite snipers...
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For all the positive steps the New Jersey Devils made this off-season, it looks like it may be all for nothing.
Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk has retired, according to the Devils. He cited wanting to go back to Russia and be with his family as the main reason.
Kovalchuk, 30, recored 816 points in 816 NHL games and was one of the...
Ilya Kovalchuk is retiring for the NHL.
Former Ranger Brendan Shanahan will be a member of the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Geraldine Heaney, and Fred Shero will also be inducted. Shanny played two seasons with the Rangers, putting together a line of 52-56-108 in 140 games. For his career, Shanny was one of the best power forwards to ever play the game, scoring 658 goals and adding...