The Devils today announced theme nights for the 2019-20 regular season. There are some old returning favorites and some new ones in the mix.
October 4 is opening night against the Winnipeg Jets. Fans in attendance will receive a light up bracelet (similar to the ones Flyers fans threw on the ice during the playoffs a few seasons ago, I would imagine). Let’s just hope things go well for the Devils here.
On Monday, October 14, the Devils will host the Florida Panthers in a 1 PM matinee. This will be Kids Day, a promotion done a few times last season that will return.
The Rangers come into Prudential Center on Thursday, October 17 that will be Thursday Night Hockey. Not really sure what differentiates Thursday night from the other four days of the week that they play hockey, but there you go.
Friday, November 15 is Military Appreciation Night. The first 9,000 fans in attendance will receive a camouflage Devils hat.
Saturday, November 23 sees the Detroit Red Wings come to town and the Devils hold their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night. The league-wide initiative continues for the 21st season.
On Friday, December 6, the Chicago Blackhawks will be the opponent as the Devils host their Star Wars Night. The first 9,000 fans will get a Jack Hughes Jedi bobblehead. The bobbleheads are always popular giveaways and this one should be no different.
Tuesday, January 7 is Retro Night against the Islanders. Most likely, the Devils’ red, white and green jerseys will be making an appearance.
Another Thursday Night Hockey comes to us on January 30 against the Nashville Predators.
Saturday, February 1 is a good one, as the Dallas Stars come to Newark to help the Devils celebrate 2000 Cup Night. The first 9,000 fans will be given a replica championship ring based on that of the 2000 champs. The Stars were, of course, the team the Devils defeated to take home the Stanley Cup twenty years prior in 2000.
Sunday, February 16 is WWE Night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The first 9,000 fans will receive a PK Subban “Subbanator” bobblehead. PK’s pro wrestling-style alter ego will be on display as a bobblehead that should be another big giveaway.
Yet another Thursday Night Hockey game comes to us on February 20 against the San Jose Sharks.
The Washington Capitals come to town on Saturday, February 22 at 1 PM in what is another Kids Day.
Video Games will be celebrated on Friday, March 5 when the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues come into Prudential Center. This seems like a good night to celebrate PK Subban’s close connection to the EA Sports NHL series, but also all video games both modern and retro.
Two more Thursday Night Hockey games come on March 12 against the Carolina Hurricanes and on March 19 against the Calgary Flames.
Another Kids Day will take place on Saturday, March 28 at 2 PM against the Flyers.
And finally, Thursday, April 2 will be Fan Appreciation Night against the Buffalo Sabres. Hopefully, the Devils will be looking at playoff hockey to really show appreciation to those who support them.