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Ken Daneyko

Ken Daneyko

Ken Daneyko joined MSG Networks in 2006 and currently serves as a hockey analyst for the New Jersey Devils on MSG Plus. Daneyko can also be seen on MSG Networks’ comprehensive weekly hockey show "HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE.”

Daneyko was drafted by New Jersey with the 18th pick of the 1982 draft, the same year the team moved east from Colorado. He spent his first few seasons between the Devils, the AHL and WHL before earning a full-time roster spot with the Devils in 1985.

Nicknamed "Mr. Devil," Daneyko spent his entire career in New Jersey where he won three Stanley Cups. He set a franchise record with 1,283 regular season games, good for 35th place in NHL history, and holds the team record for total playoff games with 175. Daneyko appeared in every Devils post season game from 1988 until Game 4 of the 2003 quarterfinals when his 165 game streak was snapped. He also holds the franchise record for consecutive game appearances with 388. Daneyko closed out the '02-'03 season, and his career, with 36 goals, 142 assists and 2,519 penalty minutes.

Daneyko has been recognized with awards from numerous organizations throughout his career. The Devils awarded him with the Unsung Hero Award in 1986 and in 1989 with the Good Guy Award. In 2000, Daneyko was honored with the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

The Devils paid tribute to Daneyko in 2006 when they retired his #3 jersey, making him only the second player in the team's history to be awarded the distinction along with defensemen Scott Stevens. He continues to serve as an alumni representative for the team.

Daneyko currently lives in New Jersey and has two children, daughter Taylor Lyn and son Shane.


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