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The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time  

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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
Brian Rafalski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
slaft added Defenseman
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Claude Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Right wing
8
John MacLean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Forward
9
Bobby Holík is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Centerman
10
Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Left Wing
11
Petr Sýkora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right wing
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Jason Arnott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Centerman
13
Scott Gomez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Scott Gomez Centerman
14
Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Left Wing
15
Brian Gionta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
willyboymcoy added Brian Gionta Right wing
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Taylor Hall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
s300030711 added Left Wing
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Adam Henrique is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Anthony Latronica added Centerman
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Sergei Brylin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
slaft added Centerman
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Peter Šťastný is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Ari Aries 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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Kyle Palmieri is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
s300030711 added Kyle Palmieri Right wing
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Jaromír Já... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
Ari Aries added Jaromír Jágr
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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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John Madden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
willyboymcoy added Centerman
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Travis Zajac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New Jersey Devils of All Time
s300030711 added Centerman