Devils to celebrate 20th anniversary of first Stanley Cup title

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The New Jersey Devils will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1995 Stanley Cup title the weekend of March 7-8, when, according to the club, “more than 20 players and coaches” will reunite.

The Saturday will feature an alumni game at AmeriHealth Pavilion; Sunday, there will be a ceremony prior to the Devils taking on the Flyers at Prudential Center.

“We are all looking forward to welcoming the coaches, players and staff, as well as their families, from our first championship team back here to New Jersey,” said Devils GM Lou Lamoriello in a release. “That was a team with tremendous character, with great coaches, great players and quality individuals.  They set the standard to which all of our other teams have been compared to.”

It wasn’t announced who, exactly, would be in attendance for the reunion. The ’95 team, coached by Jacques Lemaire, featured Martin Brodeur in goal, with Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens, and Ken Daneyko on defense, and Claude Lemieux, Stephane Richer, Neal Broten, and John MacLean leading the forwards.

The Devils, making their first ever Stanley Cup Final appearance, swept the favored Red Wings in four games.