Throughout their illustrious existence, the New Jersey Devils have had their sweaters donned by players from an array of different countries. From North America to Europe, over a dozen different nations have been represented on Devils rosters throughout the years. Some of these players made timeless impressions during their stays in the Garden State, while others cemented themselves as iconic figures in the organization’s history. Many of these players spent time representing their country at the Winter Olympics. So, we decided to see what a Devils all-time Olympics roster could look like.
For the most part, there isn’t much debate when it comes to determining who should be featured in the Devil’s all-time lineup. Taking it a step further, however, the discussion becomes more subjective when comparing the greatest lineups of New Jersey Devils players from each country. Many choices are obvious, while others might be more surprising and debatable. There are even players that have been forgotten by time but still had an important role at one time or another.
Since the Devils don’t have enough players to form a full lineup for each country, some consolidations had to be made. The factors that went into selecting players for each lineup included their tenure’s longevity with the New Jersey Devils, importance to the team, accomplishments, and sheer necessity. The following lineups feature the all-time greatest Devils players from six nations and regions—Canada, Central Europe, East Europe, Finland, Sweden, and the United States.