5 Players Who've Played Their Last Game With New Jersey Devils

Every year, the New Jersey Devils see players who've played their final game in red and black. This season, while not as drastic as last season, is no different.
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Chris Tierney

Similar to Nosek, this was not a banner year for Chris Tierney. He was fighting for a roster spot in training camp after signing a two-way contract. The former Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens forward made it onto the final Devils roster thanks to injuries to Nolan Foote and others fighting for those last spots. 

Tierney was below average as a forward, but there was much worse going on with this team than the presence of Tierney. He was actually near the top of the list for Devils in terms of +/-. However, that’s a pretty terrible stat to judge, but it was strange to see him near the top of the list.

He did have 12 points in 52 games which is fine for what he is. The Devils don’t have a need for a player like Tierney in its bottom six. The Devils need serious upgrades there, and re-signing Tierney doesn’t actually help anything.

Tierney played his role and did everything the Devils asked. He was a safe player who didn’t make a ton of mistakes. The issue is he didn’t really do much to stand out, either.