Devils hit the links for charity

Wednesday, 09.04.2013 / 6:50 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Devils hit the links for charity
Devils head coach Peter DeBoer | PHOTO GALLERY
Devils players past and present came together Wednesday at the Upper Montclair Country Club for the 13th Alumni Association Charity Golf Classic.

New faces Ryane Clowe, Rostislav Olesz, Michael Ryder, Cory Schneider and Mike Foligno were in attendance, as were new Devils and Prudential Center CEO Scott O'Neil, and President of Business Operations Hugh Weber. New owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer were represented by HRS CEO Tim Hartnett.

They were all welcomed into the Devils family by club alumni Bruce Driver, Ken Daneyko and Jim Dowd

"This is our biggest fundraising event for the year," said Driver, the Alumni Association Director. "Certainly with new ownership involved and with Scott and Hugh's help, we're looking for a bright future here with the New Jersey Devils Alumni Association and a lot of growth."

The annual event, which featured a silent auction for exclusive Devils memorabilia, supports the association's charitable efforts in the community.

"We've been around since the year 2000," Driver said. "Things have grown slowly, but we do look forward to a lot of positive things in the future. Throughout the year, we do get involved in the community a lot. There are four of us that work directly with the team doing a lot of community relations stuff: Jim Dowd, Ken Daneyko, Grant Marshall and myself spend a lot of time in the community giving back in many different ways. We work closely with youth hockey organizations, we work closely with the schools as well to support the community in the best way possible as much as we can."

Several of the current Devils took advantage of the perfect, late-summer day to showcase their golf skills. Travis Zajac and Clowe took home Longest Drive honors, while Ryan Carter earned Closest to the Pin (four inches).

In team play, Andy Greene helped lead his foursome to a first-place finish with score of 59. Steve Bernier's group came in second (59), and Carter's group finished third (60).

Dave Maley, Randy McKay and Mike Peluso took part in the outing for the first time. Maley was a member of the first Devils team to reach the postseason in 1988. McKay and Peluso were on the "Crash Line" with Bobby Holik that was instrumental in the Devils' 1995 championship. McKay captured a second title with New Jersey in 2000.

With the golf tournament in the books, training camp is right around the corner: rookies report for physicals on Monday, veterans on Wednesday. The Devils open the regular season at Pittsburgh on Oct. 3. The home opener is Oct. 4 against the Islanders.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51