Akira Schmid

New Jersey Devils Sign Two Players To Entry-Level Contracts

The New Jersey Devils have announced that they have signed defenseman Seamus Casey to a three-year entry-level contract and goaltender Jakub Malek to a two-year entry-level deal; the Devils drafted both players as Casey was the Devils second-round pick in 2022, and Malek was selected in the fourth round by New Jersey the year prior. […]

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What Went Wrong for the 2023-24 New Jersey Devils

The 2023-24 NHL season was one of high expectations for the New Jersey Devils. Coming off a franchise-best 112-point and 52-win season, the Devils were widely projected to take another step forward in their quest for the Stanley Cup. However, as the playoffs begin, New Jersey sits on the outside looking in, facing an early […]

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ECHL: Goaltending In Adirondack Improves Despite Injury

The Adirondack Thunder have been extremely busy on the Monday prior to the ECHL Trade Deadline, but two of the biggest moves of the day came between the pipes for the Thunder. Isaac Poulter, who earned himself an entry-level deal earlier this season and has gone 17-8-1 with a 2.55 GAA, .911SV%, and four shutouts […]

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Kaapo Kähkönen Is What New Jersey Has Been Looking For

Surprising Statistics Despite playing for a struggling San Jose Sharks team, Kaapo Kähkönen has put up impressive numbers. In the 2023-2024 season, he has a save percentage of .895 and a goals-against average (GAA) of 3.82. These statistics are even more impressive when considering the poor defensive play of the Sharks. When he had the […]

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Who Won The Jake Allen Trade?

The New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens made a deadline deal on Friday, which would be the only deadline deal for the Canadiens as the Devils, on the other hand, made multiple moves on deadline day. One of the biggest trades the Devils made was on deadline day for Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen in […]

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New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks Swap Goalies

The New Jersey Devils are making some changes to their goaltending duo as after acquiring Jake Allen from the Montreal Canadiens, they have sent Vitek Vanecek and a seventh round pick in 2025 to the San Jose Sharks for Kaapo Kahkonen  in a swap of goaltenders. For the Devils, they added yet another young goaltender […]

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Timo Meier and Drew Doughty race for puck

Devils’ Playoff Hopes Take Another Blow with 5-1 Loss vs. Los Angeles Kings | 03/03/2024

The New Jersey Devils fell 5-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The same trends that have hindered the Devils all season were on full display as they gave up another important two points in the playoff standings. With the loss, New Jersey fell to 30-27-4, while the Kings improved […]

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Devils Take a Tough 4-3 Loss vs. Anaheim Ducks, Lukas Dostal Made 52 Saves | 3/1/2024

The Devils took a tough 4-3 loss when they played against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, March 1st at the Honda Center. Jack Hughes had the chance to tie it 4-4 on a penalty shot with 2.1 seconds remaining, but Lukas Dostal denied Hughes. However, it wasn’t that they didn’t put the effort in, the […]

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Kucherov shoots against Luke Hughes and Colin Miller

NHL Game Recap: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | 02/25/2024

The New Jersey Devils fell 4-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a crucial game with potential playoff implications. They struggled to get pucks to the net and couldn’t recover from a few breakdowns and bad bounces in their own zone. With the loss, the Devils dropped to 29-25-4, while the Lightning improved to 32-23-5. […]

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Nico Daws saves breakaway attempt

Devils Consider Options for Goaltending Ahead of Trade Deadline

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the New Jersey Devils are faced with the decision of whether adding and/or trading a goaltender is part of their plan for a playoff push. The Devils season has been plagued with inconsistent goaltending from Vitek Vanecek and Akira Schmid, the goalie tandem that carried them to the playoffs […]

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