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The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time 

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Updated January 8, 2020 8.6k votes 860 voters 13.2k views 73 items

A list of the greatest New Jersey Devils of all time. Originally the Colorado Rockies, the team moved to New Jersey in the early 1980s and became the Devils. Though it took the team a few years to get going, but once the 1990s rolled around, the Devils became one of the league's most consistent teams sporting the league's best players, at least on the defensive end. The Devils are known for their punishing defenses that would grind opposing players into the ground. They managed to win a slew of Stanley Cups between 1995 and 2003 powered by the likes of Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur, defenseman Scott Stevens and Claude Lemieux.

Who are the best New Jersey Devils of all time? That depends on your point of view. If you want to harken back to those rough and tumble defensive days, you'd be more apt to vote no someone like John Maclean and Ken Danekyo. If you're a fan of the latter day successful Devil teams, you'd be more vote someone like Zach Parise or Ilya Kovalchuk. Some of these guys are the best hockey players of all time and the best players of today

It's up to you to decide which New Jersey Devils are the best in franchise history. If you think one of your favorite players is missing, feel free to add him. 
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Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Goaltender
2
Scott Stevens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Defenseman
3
Scott Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Defenseman
4
Patrik Eliáš is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Centerman
5
Ken Daneyko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Ken Daneyko Defenseman
6
Claude Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Right wing
7
Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Left Wing
8
Brian Gionta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
willyboymcoy added Brian Gionta Right wing
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Scott Gomez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Scott Gomez Centerman
10
Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Left Wing
11
Bobby Holík is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Centerman
12
Brian Rafalski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
slaft added Defenseman
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John MacLean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Forward
14
Jason Arnott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Centerman
15
Ilya Kovalchuk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Left Wing
16
Peter Šťastný is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman
17
Jaromír Já... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Ari Aries added Jaromír Jágr
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Petr Sýkora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right wing
19
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
willyboymcoy added Centerman
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Brendan Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
jschro1861 added Left Wing
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Stéphane Richer ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Left Wing
22
Sergei Brylin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
slaft added Centerman
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Sean Burke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
CMCSS03 added Goaltender
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Adam Henrique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Anthony Latronica added Centerman
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Alexander Mogilny is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time