NEWARK, N.J. -- Former New Jersey Devils owner John McMullen is the first member of the team's Ring of Honor.
Former Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello, now the Maple Leafs' GM, attended the 15-minute ceremony.
McMullen purchased the Colorado Rockies in 1982 and moved the franchise to the Meadowlands, renaming the team the New Jersey Devils after a fan vote. He was influential in bringing Soviet talent to the NHL. The Devils relocated to Newark for the 2007-08 season.
McMullen died in 2005 at the age of 87.