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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 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 43 10 17 -1 27
J. Jagr 46 10 16 -12 26
M. Cammalleri 38 16 7 -2 23
P. Elias 40 6 15 -13 21
M. Zidlicky 50 4 16 -8 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
S. Gomez 26 4 13 -6 17
S. Bernier 35 8 8 3 16
T. Zajac 42 8 8 -6 16
M. Havlat 32 5 8 -9 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 2 3 3 .919 2.34
C. Schneider 17 19 5 .922 2.36