Based in Newark, New Jersey, the New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team They are the membership holder of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club was established in Kansas City, Missouri named as the Kansas City Scouts in the year 1974, moved to Denver, Colorado as Colorado Rockies after only two seasons, and then settled in New Jersey in 1982.
The franchise was poor for most of its first 13 seasons, only making the playoffs once. However, under Lou Lamoriello the current president and general manager, the New Jersey Devils have made the playoffs in 19 out of the last 21 seasons; They won the Stanley Cup in the years 1995, 2000 and 2003. For New Jersey devils’ first 24 seasons in New Jersey, the they were based in East Rutherford and at Brendan Byrne Arena/Continental Airlines Arena their home games were played. Prior to the 2007–08 seasons, the Devils went to Newark to play their home games at the newly-constructed Prudential Center.
One of the main specialties of New Jersey Devils is their defensive-oriented style of play, but has recently excelled in their offense as well. The New Jersey Devils have a rivalry with, the New York Rangers, as well as with the Philadelphia Flyers.