New Jersey Devils Career Goal Scoring Leaders
The New Jersey Devils began play in the Meadowlands in 1983 and before that were known as the Colorado Rockies and before that as the Kansas City Scouts, going back to 1975. The Devils have won three Stanley Cups after years of being a bottom dweller and third class citizen next to the Rangers and Islanders in the New York metro area. Here is a list of the franchise’s all-time leading goal scorers to date:
John MacLean (347)—Right wing John MacLean played for the Devils from 1983 to 1998, and helped them win their first Cup in 1995. MacLean leads the franchise all-time with 347 goals, and he had a career high 45 of them in 1990-91. MacLean’s best overall season was 1988-89, when he scored 42 goals and had career highs in assists (45) and total points (87).
Patrik Elias (295)—Left wing Patrik Elias from Czechoslovakia has been with the Devils his entire North American career, from 1995 until now as I write this in 2009. Elias ranks second in Devils’ history with 295 goals and he had his best season in 2000-01, when he notched career highs in goals (40), assists (56) and total points (96).
Bobby Holik (202)—Center Bobby Holik played for New Jersey from 1992 to 2002 and again in 2008-09. Holik ranks third in team history with 202 goals, and he had his best overall season in 1997-98, with career highs in goals (29) and total points (65).
Kirk Muller (195)—Left wing Kirk Muller played for the Devils from 1984 to 1991, and ranks fourth in franchise history with 195 goals scored. Muller tied career best numbers in 1987-88 with 37 goals, 57 assists and 94 total points. He had the same set of numbers while playing for Montreal in 1992-93.
Pat Verbeek (170)—Right wing Pat Verbeek began his career with the Devils and played there from 1982 to 1989. He ranks fifth in team history with 170 goals, and Verbeek’s best season with the Devils was in 1987-88, when he had a career best 46 goals to go along with 31 assists for 77 total points.