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Monday, August 23, 2010

New Jersey Devils - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History


Almost all of the actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. New Jersey Devils – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1974. The franchise has been known as:
Kansas City Scouts 1974-76
Colorado Rockies 1976-1982
New Jersey Devils 1982-Present

2. New Jersey Devils – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Three Stanley Cup Championships:
1994-95 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 0
1999-2000 defeated Dallas Stars 4 games to 2
2002-03 defeated Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4 games to 3

Two Other Stanley Cup Finals Appearances:
2000-01 lost to Colorado Avalanche 4 games to 3
2011-12 lost to Los Angeles Kings 4 games to 2

One Patrick Division Championship
1987-88

Nine Atlantic Division Championships
1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10

3. New Jersey Devils – Home Arena History
The Devils have played in the following home arenas:
1. Kemper Arena, Kansas City
1974 – 1976


2. McNichols Arena, Denver
1976 – 1982


3. Brendan Byrne Arena / Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford NJ
1982 – 2007


4. Prudential Centre, Newark NJ
2007 - Present


4. For more information on the Devils, you should visit/bookmark these great websites:

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Devils Wikipedia site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey_Devils

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Devils season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_Jersey_Devils_seasons

C. These guys do a great job of team (and player) stats for all active and defunct franchises
http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/

D. For some good info about arenas past, present and future, visit this site (and don’t be fooled by the their name – even though it’s ballparks dot com, they do a good job on hockey arenas too):
http://hockey.ballparks.com/

E. For great stats on past and present players and prospects, these guys do an amazing job:
http://www.hockeydb.com/

5. Celebrate the Devils' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the New Jersey Devils and the history of the Devils franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic jerseys as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 12 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 12 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our New Jersey Devils YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwFuRUEhDBs or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/New-Jersey-Devils-c181/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

6. The original pen and ink drawings of the arenas shown above are also for sale.
Please note that the actual original, highly detailed, hand-drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 4 arena images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Devils fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of New Jersey Devils arena images, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 23, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

3 comments:

  1. The Devils have actually made another Stanley Cup Finals appearance you did not mention. They lost in 2012 4 games to 2 against the Los Angeles Kings.

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    1. Many thanks for taking the time to point this out - it's now been updated!
      Scott

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