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Lamoriello statement on Rafalski retirement

Wednesday, 05.25.2011 / 3:13 PM ET / News
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Newark, NJ – New Jersey Devils President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello today issued the following statement in regard to the retirement of defenseman Brian Rafalski, who began his NHL career with the Devils in 1999-00:
 
“Brian is a quality individual, whose character, commitment, work ethic, and team-first attitude made him the player and person he is.  We were fortunate to have him in a Devils’ sweater for seven seasons, including two Stanley Cup Championships.  We wish Brian, Felicity, and their three sons well as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.”
 
Rafalski, 37, recorded 44 goals and 267 assists for 311 points and 180 penalty minutes in 541 regular-season games with New Jersey.  His goal, assist, and point-totals each ranks fourth among defensemen in franchise history.  Rafalski added 17 goals and 43 assists for 60 points and 37 penalty minutes in 102 playoff games as a Devil.  The native of Dearborn, MI appeared in three Olympic Winter Games, the 2004 World Cup, two NHL All-Star Games, and was named to the league’s 1999-00 All-Rookie Team.  He was also a member of Detroit’s 2008 Stanley Cup Championship team.  Not drafted, Rafalski signed with New Jersey as a free agent on June 18, 1999.

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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