Ken Daneyko was named the New Jersey Devils in-game analyst in September of 2014 after spending eight seasons as a studio analyst for the team. Since joining MSG Networks in 2006, Daneyko has played a vital role in Devils hockey offering his insights from the studio.
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, and played in 175 playoff games second to Martin Brodeur. Daneyko appeared in every Devils post season game from 1988 until Game 4 of the 2003 quarterfinals when his 165 game streak was snapped. Daneyko closed out the ’02-’03 season, and his career, with 36 goals, 142 assists and 2,516 penalty minutes.
The Devils paid tribute to Daneyko in 2006 when they retired his #3 jersey, making him one of four players in the team’s history to be awarded the distinction along with defensemen Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer and Martin Brodeur. He continues to serve as an alumni representative for the team.
Daneyko was drafted by the Devils 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.
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. Daneyko dedicates time to his annual golf outing in Somerville, New Jersey to help benefit the Center for Great Expectations.
Daneyko currently lives in New Jersey with his wife Margaret and has two children, daughter Taylor Lyn and son Shane.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.