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N.J. DEVIL'S OFFICIAL BIO

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N.J. Devil History


The legend of the infamous "New Jersey Devil" has fascinated state residents since the early 1700's.  While there are many variations of the story, it most frequently begins with Mrs. Leeds, a farm woman from the Pine Barrens region of South Jersey.  Already the mother of 12 children, when Mrs. Leeds found out the 13th was on the way, she apparently exclaimed in despair, "Let it be a devil!"

In addition to being a busy mother, it should be noted that Mrs. Leeds was rumored to have dabbled in sorcery and many thought her to have been a witch.  On the night of her delivery in 1735, fierce thunderstorms hit the area and an air of uneasiness surrounded her house.  When she finally gave birth, the offspring was a emonic creature that has alternately been reported to have had the features of a bat, snake, kangaroo, as well as a man.  In any case, the creature quickly flew out an open window and immediately began cutting a wide swath of havoc and destruction throughout the state.

The legend has been fueled throughout the years by alleged sightings.  The devil has been the object of numerous hunts and other pursuits, none of which have apparently been successful.

In 1993 Continental Airlines Arena received numerous reports of a large "red" figure perched high in the catwalk. This "red" figure was said to be wearing a hockey jersey and tossing peanut shells down on the people sitting in the stands. Upon further investigation, the reports were confirmed and this "Red" figure was approached by Security for a ticket stub. To everyone's surprise the figure revealed himself as the legendary "New Jersey Devil". He confessed that he was a huge hockey fan that would like to sit in a real seat rather than on the cold, catwalk steel. Since that night, the New Jersey Devil, a once-feared piece of New Jersey history, has been dancing in the stands, skating on the ice, and cheering for the team as the New Jersey Devils number one fan!


Likes

  • Playing hockey, and teaching others how to play
  • Winning the Stanley Cup
  • High fives
  • Dancing
  • Helping the community

Dislikes

  • Birds that can't fly
  • Philly cheese steaks
  • Big Apples
  • Bodies of land surrounded by water

Favorite Foods

  • Cajun Devil Nuts from the Newark Nut Company
  • Mrs. Field's cookies
  • Anything from Tastes of Newark (on the Upper Concourse)

Favorite Celebrities
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Joe Pesci
  • Queen Latifah

Favorite Movies

  • Devil's Advocate
  • Bedazzled
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Little Nicky

Favorite Songs
  • The Devil Inside by INXS
  • Running with the Devil by Van Halen
  • Shout at the Devil by Motley Crue
  • Devil in Disquise by Elvis Presley
  • Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

3 Words That Describe N.J.
  • Energetic
  • Silly
  • Loyal

Little-Known Facts About N.J.
  • He learned his dance moves from his mother
  • His favorite game (not including hockey) is Charades

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 70 16 25 -3 41
M. Cammalleri 63 27 13 3 40
P. Elias 64 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 53 7 24 -8 31
S. Bernier 62 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 69 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 59 3 20 3 23
A. Greene 77 3 18 2 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 57 6 12 -3 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 9 .927 2.20
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47