The New Jersey Devils are set to celebrate Sergei Brylin

The New Jersey Devils will honor Sergei Brylin on Saturday night.
Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils
Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils / Mike Stobe/GettyImages

The New Jersey Devils have had some really good players over their history. A lot of talent has come through and worn the red and black (or green). They are very good at celebrating that talent history in modern times. 

They’ve had a handful of Jersey retirements over the years. Ken Daneyko, Scott Niedermayer,  Scott Stevens, Martin Brodeur, and Patrik Elias all have their numbers hanging in the rafters of the Prudential Center. 

They also started their Ring of Honor when they added Dr. John McMullen. He was the first-ever owner of the team known as the New Jersey Devils. His time owning the team lasted from 1982, the year that they came to New Jersey, to 2000. 

Now, ahead of their Saturday night game against the Dallas Stars, the Devils will make another addition to their Ring of Honor. Sergei Brylin will join Dr. McMullin in Devils history with this tremendous honor. 

Sergei Brylin is a very important piece in New Jersey Devils history

The Devils drafted Brylin in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1992 NHL Draft. He ended up playing all 13 seasons of his NHL career with them and there was a lot of success along the way. 

In 765 games played, Brylin scored 129 goals and had 179 assists for 308 points. He wasn’t a star by any means but he was a tremendous depth piece on a team that specialized in goaltending and defense. 

Brylin was a championship-caliber player. There are only five players that were with the New Jersey Devils for all three of their Stanley Cups. Four of them (Daneyko, Stevens, Niedermayer, and Brodeur) have their numbers retired. The other one is Brylin. 

In 109 playoff games, Brylin scored 15 goals and had 19 assists for 34 points. With three rings to go with it, he was very important to what they did with their forward lineup. 

These days, Brylin is the assistant coach for the team. After all those years playing with this franchise, he now serves them in a different way. For all of these reasons, he is perfect to be the second person in the Ring of Honor. 

The second of the three Stanley Cups that New Jersey won came against the Dallas Stars. That makes this the perfect opponent to have in the building for this event. Hopefully, this edition of the Devils can make it an extra special night for Brylin with a win! 

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