Ranking the 5 Greatest Rookie Seasons in New Jersey Devils History

December 8th, 2014 by Adam Braun Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Devils prided themselves on drafting well during the height of their dominance from the mid-'90s to the mid-2000s. So it comes as no surprise that they've had some tremendous performances from rookies over the last 20 years.

Who's had the best rookie season in a Devils uniform, then?

The club has had two Calder Trophy winners for the league's best rookie and was powered to a Stanley Cup victory in 2000 with the help of the rookie trio of John Madden, Brian Rafalski and Scott Gomez, so there's no shortage of options.

This list will focus not only on the numbers put up by these players (though those are important, too) but also on the impact the rookies made on the team and its success during both the regular season and playoffs.

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