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Training camp opens at South Mountain

Thursday, 09.13.2007 / 4:44 PM ET / News
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Training camp opens at South Mountain

Brodeur finishes autographs on the first day of Devils training camp.

Behind the scenes at Day One

Matt Loughlin speaks to Head Coach Brent Sutter


newjerseydevils.com – The 2007-08 Devils are officially out of the gate, as players and coaches convened this morning for the start of training camp at Codey Arena at South Mountain.

Media guide headshots, autographs and team physicals were the order of the day, with the team gearing up to hit the ice on Friday, Sept. 14. That's when new Head Coach Brent Sutter will lead the '07-08 squad into preparations for its inaugural season at the all-new Prudential Center, opening in October.

Sutter’s staff features assistant coaches Larry Robinson, John MacLean, and Tommy Albelin, along with long-time goaltending coach Jacques Caron, who is entering his 15th season with the team.

Some new faces include off-season free agent signings Dainus Zubrus (signed July 3), Karel Rachunek (July 3), Kevin Weekes (July 5), Vitaly Vishnevski (July 10) and Arron Asham (Aug. 7), along with several newcomers looking to make an impact in their first NHL camp:

Matt Halischuk (RW): Drafted with New Jersey’s fourth pick, 117th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft, Halischuk spent last season with Kitchener (OHL), collecting 33g-33a-66pts in 67 games.
Ryan Molle (D): The 6-3, 195-lb. Winnipeg native was drafted with the Devils’ sixth pick, 207th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft, after scoring 1g-4a-5pts in 61 games with Swift Current (WHL).
Nick Palmieri (RW): Selected with the Devils’ second choice, 79th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft, the Utica, N.Y., native collected 37g-31a-68pts over the last two seasons with Erie (OHL), including an 2006-07 campaign in which he tallied 24g-21a-45pts in 56 games.
Tony Romano (C): The Smithtown, N.Y., native spent ‘06-07 with Cornell (ECAC), notching 9g-10a-19pts. The Devils’ seventh choice, 178th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft, Romano skated this summer in the 2007 US National Junior Hockey Festival at Lake Placid.
Joe Rooney (LW): Signed as a free agent by Lowell in July 2007, Rooney spent the last four seasons at Boston College (Hockey East). As a senior in 2006-07, he had his most productive season as a Golden Eagle with 16g-26a-42pts.
Nicolas Sigouin (D): The Lachute, Que., native has spent two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, most recently with Acadie-Bathurst, where he posted 4g-13a-17pts in 61 games with the Titan.
Jason Smith (G): The 6-1, 170-lb. netminder was taken with the Devils’ fifth choice, 197th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft. He spent the last four seasons with Sacred Heart (Atlantic Hockey), going 38-29-4 with two shutouts, and a 2.74 goals-against average in 71 career appearances. In his junior season, Smith set a new Pioneers mark for wins in a single season with 18, his 38 career victories is a school record.
Zach Tarkir (D): Devils’ fourth choice, 167th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft, Tarkir played his last four seasons with Northern Michigan (CCHA), scoring 14g-35a-49pts in 151 career games. The native of Fresno, Calif., appeared in two games with Lowell (AHL) in 2006-07.
Jari Viuhkola (C): Signed as a free agent in June 2007, he tied for second in scoring with Karpat (Fin.) in 2006-07, with 7g-38a-45pts over 37 games last season. The native of Oulu, Fin., recorded 14 multi-point games, including a season-high five-game point-scoring streak.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59