Fresh off their historic win over the Flyers in front of 70,000 fans comes word that the New Jersey Devils have the very fastest growing fanbase in the NHL.

The folks at Sporting Post noticed that the tv ratings for the Stanley Cup were down and decided to see which fanbases were still growing. Well, it turns out that your New Jersey Devils feature the fastest growing fanbase.

The Devils had 423,949 Instagram followers in Feb. of 2023; that grew 26% to 533,115 in Feb. of 2024, a gain of 109,166.

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The Florida Panthers, after their run to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, saw 24% growth in their Instagram followers.

According to Forbes, the value of the Devils franchise also increased by 51% to $1.45 billion.

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Some of the features of the New Jersey Devils' social media presence are:

🔴 The team posts live updates, highlights, and reactions during their games, using the hashtag #NJDevils.

🔴 The team interacts with their fans by hosting Q&A sessions, polls, quizzes, contests, and giveaways, and by responding to comments and messages.

🔴 The team showcases their community involvement and charitable initiatives, such as the Devils Care Foundation, the Devils Youth Foundation, and the Hockey Fights Cancer program.

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🔴 The team produces original and creative content, such as behind-the-scenes videos, player interviews, podcasts, documentaries, and fan-generated content.

🔴 The team honors their past and present legends, such as Martin Brodeur, Scott Stevens, Patrik Elias, and Nico Hischier, by sharing their stories, stats, and achievements.

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Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

Gallery Credit: Peter Richman

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