The Devils cleaned out their lockers at The Prudential Center on Tuesday, marking the official end of their 2016-17 season.
New Jersey finished in last place in the Eastern Conference and won just 28 games as the team missed the postseason for the fifth consecutive year. The Devils finished with the second-worst record in the NHL behind only the Colorado Avalanche.
Following a disappointing final stretch during which the team only won three out of the last 24 games, coach John Hynes is not ruling out staff changes and said the team is "assessing everything" right now. Hynes stressed that the team needs to search for players who can score more goals.
"We need to sit back and evaluate ourselves," he said, according to the team. "It's difficult to say."
Devils GM Ray Shero on Tuesday expressed his confidence in the future of the team, noting the potential of prospects Blake Speers, Mike McLeod, Joey Anderson, and Nathan Bastian.
Shero added that the Devils have the assets and the cap room to take advantage of the expansion draft.
The NHL Draft lottery will take place in Toronto on Saturday, April 29.