Category Archives: The Rock
With the new NHL realignment comes a new Division and new regular opponents for your New Jersey Devils. It also changes the way the Devils will interact with teams they’ve played against for decades now. New rivalries will form and some fire will be added to the old ones, so let’s take a look at how the 2013-14 season will look for the Devils within the new Metropolitan Division.
On Saturday, June 29, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, the NHL Foundation donated 30 trees to the Devils Care Foundation and the city of Newark. This donation showcases the leagues commitment in supporting the local environments around the NHL. An event such as this happens each year through their NHL Green initiative.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo opened the ceremony. Chairman/Managing Partner Jeff Vanderbeek, Ken Daneyko and Matt Laughlin thanked the league and the Mayor for their ongoing support to this initiative.
Stephanie Greenwood, the Sustainability Director of the City of Newark, spoke further about the initiative in Newark.
“These trees are going to make a huge impact on this block. Trees are really beneficial for the health of the city, especially the respiratory health of young people in the city. It’s fantastic to have partners like the NHL and the Devils to help make a contribution to our downtown area. This fall and into next year we hope to put 2,000 new street trees in the ground.”
The trees were planted at the South Tower of the Prudential Center at the corner of Lafayette and Mulberry. Over 100 trees have now been planted around Prudential Center.
As I’m sure you’ve all heard, the New Jersey Devils will be hosting the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30. What does this mean for the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey area? What is different about this year’s draft? Who’s projected to be drafted first, and who will the Devils draft? Let’s take a look, shall we?
If you’ve ever been to The Prudential Center for a Devils home game, I bet you didn’t just read that sentence. You heard that loud and clear in your head, in the voice of the one and only Kevin Clark! He has been our PA Announcer since 2007, and the job couldn’t have gone to a more enthusiastic and dedicated man.
Like many people, Kevin played sports when he was growing up. When it became evident he was not going to become a professional athlete, he wanted to find other ways to stay involved in sports. So, he did some announcing for his local football team, and began a career as a sports artist. In 1999, while doing artwork for the (now defunct) New Jersey Cardinals, he noticed an opening for PA Announcer on their website. He applied for the job and the team gave him a shot! For two seasons, Kevin took the two hour drive to and from his home to their games. His professional career was off to a great start.