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2016–17 New Jersey Devils season

The 2016–17 New Jersey Devils season was the 43rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974, and 35th season since the franchise relocated from Colorado prior to the 1982–83 NHL season.[1] New Jersey did not make the postseason for the fifth consecutive year. Also, this is the first time since the 1985–86 season that the Devils finished last in the conference.

2016–17 New Jersey Devils
Division8th Metropolitan
Conference16th Eastern
2016–17 record28–40–14
Home record16–17–8
Road record12–23–6
Goals for183
Goals against244
Team information
General ManagerRay Shero
CoachJohn Hynes
CaptainAndy Greene
Alternate captainsMichael Cammalleri
Adam Henrique
Travis Zajac
ArenaPrudential Center
Minor league affiliate(s)Albany Devils (AHL)
Team leaders
GoalsKyle Palmieri (26)
AssistsTaylor Hall (33)
PointsTaylor Hall
Kyle Palmieri (53)
Penalty minutesMiles Wood (86)
Plus/minusStefan Noesen (+4)
WinsCory Schneider (20)
Goals against averageKeith Kinkaid (2.64)

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
4 x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
5 New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
8 New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

MediaEdit

This was Sherry Ross's final season as a radio color commentator as she was let go at the end of the season. The next season, Chico Resch would return as color commentator on WFAN with Matt Loughlin.

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats[2]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season[2]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Cory Schneider 60 59 3,472:50 20 27 11 163 2.82 1,781 0.908 2 0 0 0
Keith Kinkaid 26 23 1,476:05 8 13 3 65 2.64 778 0.916 1 0 1 0

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.

TransactionsEdit

The Devils have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season.