Hynes sees a lot of positives on this Devils roster that have him excited for the years to come.
"I think when you see the solid goal tending and solid defense, that's a real good foundation to grow from." Hynes said. "Looking at the team, looking at the players and some of the direction, I think you have some very good older guys that have great experience and are high-character players, but I still think there's a lot of guys that have an upward mobility and as a coach that's exciting because you can help that and you can see growth as time goes on.”
The Devils finished seventh in the Eastern Conference last season with a 32-36-14 record.