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Trenton Devils
City: Trenton, New Jersey
League: ECHL
Conference: American
Division: North
Founded: 1999
Home Arena: Sovereign Bank Arena
Colors: Red, black, white
Owner(s): New Jersey Devils
General Manager: Chris Lamoriello
Head Coach: Rick Kowalsky
Affiliates: New Jersey Devils (NHL)
Lowell Devils (AHL)
Franchise history
1999 to 2007: Trenton Titans
2007 to present: Trenton Devils
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 2001–02
Division Championships: 2000–01, 2001–02
Conference Championships: 2000–01, 2004–05
Kelly Cups: 2004–05

The Trenton Devils are an ECHL team in Trenton, New Jersey. They are owned by and affiliated with the NHL's New Jersey Devils and affiliated with the AHL's Lowell Devils. They play their home games at the Sovereign Bank Arena, which holds 8,500 people.

The team was previously affiliated with the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL from its inception to the 2006–07 season. For 2005–06, the team signed a one-year temporary affiliation with the New York Islanders and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, as the Islanders' ECHL affiliate in Biloxi, Mississippi, was forced to suspend operations because of Hurricane Katrina.

They played their first season in 1999 as the Trenton Titans and were founded in 1996 when the ECHL decided to give Trenton, New Jersey an expansion team. In 2004 the Trenton Titans celebrated their 5th anniversary.

  • In 2001 the Titans reached the Kelly Cup Finals, but lost to the South Carolina Stingrays 4–1.
  • In 2005 the Trenton Titans won the Kelly Cup by defeating the Florida Everblades 4–2. In 2005 both clubs in the Flyers system won their respective championships.

On May 18, 2007, the team announced they were changing their name to the Trenton Devils following the sale of the team to the NHL Devils, and affilation went to the Devils system.

Main logo (1999–2007)

Contents

2004–2005 Kelly Cup champions

In 2004–2005 season the Trenton Titans won the 2005 Kelly Cup by defeating the Florida Everblades 4 games to 2. Trenton won the first 2 games at Florida, Florida won the next 2 games at Trenton, Trenton won the last 2 games at Trenton then Florida. Leon Hayward won MVP of the Kelly Cup Finals. Rick Kowalsky led the Titans as captain.

  • The Trenton Titans beat the Alaska Aces in the National Conference finals, 4–3 in a seven-game series.
  • The Trenton Titans beat the Reading Royals in the Northern Division finals, 3–1, in a five game series.
  • The Trenton Titans beat the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies in the Northern Division quarterfinals, 3–0, in a five game series.

The team's head and assistant coach left the team after the championship run, as other teams began to find the talent in Trenton. Assistant coach Ted Dent, who had joined the team following four years with the Washington Capitals in the video operations department before being laid off in expectation of the lockout, was signed by Columbia (SC), and head coach Mike Havilland, who had rejoined the team in 2004 after two years in Atlantic City, where he had won a Kelly Cup in 2003, was signed by the AHL's Norfolk Admirals. Doug McKay, who had coached Ritten Renon in the Italian 'A' league, was named the Trenton head coach for 2005–06, but was later fired because he wanted to trade away star player Scott Bertoli.

Intrastate rivalry

Before moving to Stockton, California in 2005, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies were the Trenton Titans' archrivals. They played for the Garden State Cup, which was awarded to the regular season series winner between New Jersey's two ECHL teams. The Garden State Cup was called the Grainger Cup for the 2001/2002 season when it was sponsored by Grainger, an industrial supply company with branches in both cities. The Bullies and Titans met 10 times during the 2001/2002 regular season with Trenton winning 6 of the games for the one and only Grainger Cup. The Titans and Bullies met 10 times during the 2002/2003 season, with Atlantic City winning 6 of the games for the Garden State Cup. The Titans and Bullies met 10 times in the 2003/2004 season with the Titans winning 6–4. The Titans and Bullies met 10 times in the 2004/2005 season with the Titans winning 5–3–2 against the Bullies 5–4–1, in the final Garden State Cup. The Titans and Bullies met for the last time in the first round of the 2005 ECHL Playoffs with the Titans sweeping the Bullies 3–0.

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, SOL = Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1999–2000 70 37 29 4 78 233 199 1461 4th Northeast Division Lost in conference finals
2000–01 72 50 18 4 104 236 164 1284 1st Northeast Division Lost in Kelly Cup finals
2001–02 72 46 16 10 102 238 178 1822 1st Northeast Division Lost in divisional finals
2002–03 72 38 24 10 86 229 207 1860 4th Northeast Division Lost in divisional semifinals
2003–04 72 37 28 7 81 222 193 1569 6th North Division Out of playoffs
2004–05 72 42 21 9 93 213 197 1441 2nd East Division Won Kelly Cup
2005–06 72 31 36 5 67 166 214 1318 5th East Division Lost in divisional quarterfinals
2006–07 72 36 31 1 4 77 250 242 1400 4th North Division Lost in divisional semifinals
2007–08 72 29 36 3 4 65 183 220 1260 6th North Division Out of playoffs
2008–09 72 40 25 2 5 87 236 206 1146 2nd North Division Lost in divisional semifinals
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Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round Conference
Finals
Kelly Cup
Finals
1999–2000 W, 3-0, Richmond W, 3-2, Hampton Roads L, 2-4, Peoria
2000–01 W, 3-1, Johnstown W, 3-0, Toledo W, 4-3, Peoria L, 1-4, South Carolina
2001–02 W, 3-1, Roanoke L, 0-3, Atlantic City
2002–03 L, 0-3, Atlantic City
2003–04 Out of playoffs
2004–05 W, 3-0, Atlantic City W, 3-1, Reading W, 4-3, Alaska W, 4-2, Florida
2005–06 L, 0-2, Johnstown
2006–07 W, 2-0, Johnstown L, 0-3, Dayton
2007–08 Out of playoffs
2008–09 L, 3-4, Elmira

2008–09 roster

As of June 19, 2009. Numbers taken from ECHL website.

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Date of birth Place of birth
1 Flag of the United States Charlie Effinger L Nov. 23, 1985 Belleville, Illinois
31 Flag of the United States Jeff Frazee L May 13, 1987 Burnsville, Minnesota
39 Flag of the United States Gerald Coleman R Apr. 3, 1985 Romeoville, Illinois
<center>Defensemen
# Player Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
2 Flag of the United States Matt Torti R Jan. 18, 1984 Oxford, Massachusetts
5 Flag of the United States Ryan Gunderson L Aug. 16, 1985 Bensalem, Pennsylvania
6 Flag of Canada Dylan Quaile L Nov. 12, 1988 Toronto, Ontario
7 Flag of Canada Justin Coutu L Nov. 19, 1984 Maple Ridge, British Columbia
8 Flag of the United States Matt Cohen R Nov. 8, 1985 New York, New York
12 Flag of Canada Mike Wilson L Feb. 26, 1974 Brampton, Ontario
26 Flag of the United States Dave Leaderer L July 31, 1986 Rochester, New York
28 Flag of the United States Chris Dyment – C R Oct. 24, 1979 Reading, Pennsylvania
<center>Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Date of birth Place of birth
9 Flag of Canada Trevor Kell – A RW R June 23, 1986 Thunder Bay, Ontario
10 Flag of the United States Tony Zancanaro LW L June 4, 1982 Trenton, Michigan
11 Flag of the United States Jim Henkel – A C L May 25, 1979 Hazlet, New Jersey
14 Flag of the United States Chris Poli F L Aug. 1, 1984 Medfield, Massachusetts
15 Flag of the United States Matt Radoslovich RW R Apr. 16, 1983 Wanaque, New Jersey
16 Flag of Canada Tyler Burton C L Mar. 11, 1985 Langley, British Columbia
18 Flag of the United States Dan Eves F L Apr. 5, 1986 Lake Orion, Michigan
20 Flag of the United States Scott Barlett F R Aug. 20, 1985 Pittsford, New Jersey
21 Flag of Canada Myles Stoesz § LW R Feb. 15, 1987 Steinbach, Manitoba
22 Flag of Canada Brad Snetsinger LW L Apr. 8, 1987 Ajax, Ontario
24 Flag of the United States Nathan Perkovich RW R Oct. 15, 1985 Canton, Michigan
24 Flag of Canada Thomas Harrison F R Mar. 11, 1984 Thunder Bay, Ontario
25 Flag of Canada Jeremy Akeson LW L Nov. 26, 1984 Ottawa, Ontario
27 Flag of Canada Eric Castonguay RW L Sep. 18, 1987 Granby, Quebec
32 Flag of Canada Kevin Corimer (RFA) RW L Jan. 27, 1986 Moncton, New Brunswick
34 Flag of the United States Jeff Prough F R Apr. 20, 1986 Farmington, Michigan
<center> Hockey Operations Staff
Title Staff Member
Head Coach Rick Kowalsky
Assistant Coach Vince Williams
Trainer Mike Bronstein
Equipment Manager Phil Lee

§ - assigned by the Lowell Devils (AHL)
€ - signed as emergency backup goaltender
Δ - signed amateur tryout agreement (ATO)

injured players

Captains

Captain - Chris Dyment
Alternate - Jim Henkel
Alternate - Trevor Kell

Retired numbers

19 Scott Bertoli (Retired on Feb. 21, 2009)

Trenton players in the NHL

Matt Henderson's NHL debut came before his Titans* debut, but he later returned to become the first Titan* to appear in the NHL before and after Trenton.

Note: * Trenton Devils.

External links

  • Official Trenton Devils site
  • New Jersey Devils acquisition of the Trenton Titans
  • Renaming of the team
  • New Jersey Devils Hockey Club (NHL)
  • Lowell Devils Hockey Club (AHL)
  • ECHL (East Coast Hockey League)
  • Sovereign Bank Arena
Preceded by
Idaho Steelheads
Kelly Cup Champions
2004–05
Succeeded by
Alaska Aces
ECHL (2009-10)
American
Conference
East Elmira Jackals · Johnstown Chiefs · Reading Royals · Trenton Devils ·
North Cincinnati Cyclones · Kalamazoo Wings · Toledo Walleye · Wheeling Nailers
South Charlotte Checkers · Florida Everblades · Gwinnett Gladiators · South Carolina Stingrays
National
Conference
Pacific Bakersfield Condors · Las Vegas Wranglers · Ontario Reign · Stockton Thunder
West Alaska Aces · Idaho Steelheads · Utah Grizzlies · Victoria Salmon Kings
Related articles: List of ECHL seasons  · Kelly Cup  · Brabham Cup  · All-Star Game  · Awards  · Defunct teams  · Hall of Fame  · Arenas  ·
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