2012–13 New Jersey Devils season
The 2012–13 New Jersey Devils season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 11, 1974, and 31st season since the franchise relocated from Colorado to New Jersey to start the 1982–83 season. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.
|2012–13 New Jersey Devils|
|General Manager||Lou Lamoriello|
|Alternate captains||Patrik Elias|
|Average attendance||17,298 (98.1%)|
|Goals||David Clarkson (15)|
|Assists||Patrik Elias (22)|
|Points||Patrik Elias (36)|
|Penalty minutes||David Clarkson (78)|
|Plus/minus||Andy Greene (+12)|
|Wins||Martin Brodeur (13)|
|Goals against average||Brodeur (2.22)|
- 1 Off-season
- 2 Pre-season
- 3 Regular season
- 4 Playoffs
- 5 Standings
- 6 Schedule and results
- 7 Player statistics
- 8 Notable achievements
- 9 Transactions
- 10 Draft picks
- 11 See also
- 12 References
Entering the off season, the Devils were faced with a major dilemma of having over ten unrestricted free agents, including captain Zach Parise. The Devils were able to resign goaltenders Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg, defenseman Bryce Salvador and several others, but lost Parise to the Minnesota Wild.
On July 19, the New Jersey Devils announced their 2012 pre-season schedule. The team would have played seven pre-season games, including a game against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but all pre-season games were eventually cancelled due to the lockout.
On June 21, the New Jersey Devils announced their schedule for the 2012–13 regular season. Their regular season would have begun on October 12 at the Washington Capitals, and their home-opener would have taken place the following night against the Boston Bruins. The original schedule would have ended with a game at the New York Islanders on April 13. A new schedule would need to be released if the lockout is resolved. On April 15, the Devils lost 2–0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, their 10th loss in a row (0–6–4), which was equal to the franchise loss record set in 1983–84.
For the second consecutive season, the Devils led the League in shorthanded goals scored, as they scored 11 shorthanded goals in the 48-game regular season.
After a 4–1 loss to the New York Rangers on April 21, the Devils were eliminated from the playoff race, despite making it to the Stanley Cup Finals the previous year against the eventual champions, the Los Angeles Kings. This was the first time a Stanley Cup finalist missed the playoffs the next season since 2007.
|1||z – Pittsburgh Penguins||48||36||12||0||33||165||119||+46||72|
|2||x – New York Rangers||48||26||18||4||22||130||112||+18||56|
|3||x – New York Islanders||48||24||17||7||20||139||139||0||55|
|5||New Jersey Devils||48||19||19||10||17||112||129||−17||48|
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
|1||AT||z – Pittsburgh Penguins||48||36||12||0||33||165||119||+46||72|
|2||NE||y – Montreal Canadiens||48||29||14||5||26||149||126||+23||63|
|3||SE||y – Washington Capitals||48||27||18||3||24||149||130||+19||57|
|4||NE||x – Boston Bruins||48||28||14||6||24||131||109||+22||62|
|5||NE||x – Toronto Maple Leafs||48||26||17||5||26||145||133||+12||57|
|6||AT||x – New York Rangers||48||26||18||4||22||130||112||+18||56|
|7||NE||x – Ottawa Senators||48||25||17||6||21||116||104||+12||56|
|8||AT||x – New York Islanders||48||24||17||7||20||139||139||0||55|
|11||AT||New Jersey Devils||48||19||19||10||17||112||129||−17||48|
|14||SE||Tampa Bay Lightning||48||18||26||4||17||148||150||−2||40|
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference.
Schedule and resultsEdit
|2012–13 Regular Season Game Log|
Legend: Win (2 points) Loss (0 points) Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Devils. Stats reflect time with the Devils only.
‡Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Devils only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record
The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.
Free agents signedEdit
Free agents lostEdit
Claimed via waiversEdit
Lost via waiversEdit
|Round||#||Player||Pos||Nationality||College/Junior/Club Team (League)|
|1||29||Stefan Matteau||C||United States||U.S. National Team Development Program (USHL)|
|2||60||Damon Severson||D||Canada||Kelowna Rockets (WHL)|
|3||90||Ben Johnson||C/LW||United States||Windsor Spitfires (OHL)|
|4||96[a]||Ben Thomson||LW||Canada||Kitchener Rangers (OHL)|
|5||135[b]||Graham Black||C||Canada||Swift Current Broncos (WHL)|
|5||150||Alexander Kerfoot||C||Canada||Coquitlam Express (BCHL)|
|6||180||Artur Gavrus||C||Belarus||Owen Sound Attack (OHL)|
- Draft notes
- The Devils' fourth-round pick went to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a January 20, 2012, trade that sent Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Devils in exchange for Joe Sova and this pick.
- a The Toronto Maple Leafs' fourth-round pick went to the New Jersey Devils as a result of an October 4, 2011, trade that sent Dave Steckel to the Maple Leafs in exchange for this pick.
- b The Calgary Flames' fifth-round pick went to the New Jersey Devils as a result of a July 14, 2011, trade that sent Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to the Flames in exchange for this pick.
- The Devils' seventh-round pick went to the Anaheim Ducks as the result of a December 12, 2011, trade that sent Kurtis Foster and Timo Pielmeier to the Devils in exchange for Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser and this pick.
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- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
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- "2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – New Jersey Devils – Statistics". New Jersey Devils. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- "Devils vs. Canadiens – 01/27/2013 – New Jersey Devils – Recap". New Jersey Devils. January 27, 2013. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- Marin, Eric (January 29, 2013). "Anderson recalled from Albany – New Jersey Devils – News". New Jersey Devils. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- "Devils acquire C Andrei Loktionov from Kings". Devils.nhl.com. February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
- "Ponikarovsky reacquired from Winnipeg". Devils.nhl.com. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
- "Devils acquire D'Agostini from St. Louis". Devils.nhl.com. March 22, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- "Devils acquire Steve Sullivan from Phoenix". Devils.nhl.com. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- Devils sign Krys Barch
- Devils sign forward Bobby Butler
- Jets agree to terms with Alexei Ponikarovsky
- Boulton Agrees To Terms
- Vladimir Zharkov signs with KHL, Andrew Raycroft signs in Italy
- Welcome To Minnesota Parise, Suter
- "Lightning sign defenseman Matt Taormina". Lightning.nhl.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- Kostopoulos claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh
- Nashville Predators Claim Bobby Butler on Waivers
- "Devils re-sign five players". Devils.nhl.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- "Brodeur inks new deal with Devils". Devils.nhl.com. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "Devils sign Hedberg to new pact". Devils.nhl.com. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
- "Devils re-sign Bryce Salvador". Devils.nhl.com. July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- "Devils sign forward Stefan Matteau". Devils.nhl.com. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
- "Scarlett, Severson sign entry-level deals". Devils.nhl.com. September 6, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "Devils re-sign Travis Zajac to long-term deal". Devils.nhl.com. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
- "Devils sign Reid Boucher to entry-level deal". Devils.nhl.com. March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- "Devils re-sign Mattias Tedenby". Devils.nhl.com. June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
- "2012 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved July 1, 2012.