Greatest New Jersey Devils player of all time: 25. Alexander Mogilny
Future Hall of Famer (at least he better be) Alexander Mogilny was not with the Devils for very long, but he left a huge mark when he was here. In just three seasons, Mogilny had 114 points in 121 games. He was a huge reason the Devils made the 2000 and 2001 Stanley Cup Final. Those two runs are as important as any in the history of this franchise.
He has a certain lore with this franchise. Mogilny had more games with every other franchise he’s ever played with. The Devils stint probably felt complicated at first, but it was so monumental that he joined this franchise when he did.
In 2000-01, Mogilny and Patrik Elias were the Devils’ best players. Mogilny had 43 goals that season. He added five goals and 16 points in the playoffs.
Maybe this one is lore more than anything else. Mogilny’s second stint with the Devils was weird. He was sent to the minors so the Devils could save salary cap space. A major hip injury basically ended his career, and he couldn’t get clear for his fourth season with the Devils. If you told someone who wasn’t around during these years that Mogilny was a top-25 player in Devils history, they would scoff. However, anyone who was there knows what he was to this team.