The New Jersey Devils were fined $3 million and lost a first-round draft pick for trying to get around the National Hockey League’s salary cap with their initial contract offer to Ilya Kovalchuk .
The New Jersey Devils promoted franchise goals leader John MacLean to head coach, filling the vacancy created by Jacques Lemaire ’s retirement.
The National Hockey League rejected the 17-year, $102 million contract Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the New Jersey Devils, saying it circumvents the league’s salary-cap rules.
David Clarkson, Ryan Carter and Patrik Elias all scored in the third period as the host New Jersey Devils defeated the National Hockey League-leading New York Rangers 4-1.
The New Jersey Devils are close to buying out minority shareholder Brick City’s share of the National Hockey League team and refinancing debt, the team said in a press release.
The New Jersey Devils re-signed free-agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk, the National Hockey League team said.