Devils sign prospects Halischuk and Zharkov
Halischuk, 20, netted 13 goals and 46 assists over 40 games in 2007-08, his second season with Kitchener (OHL). A native of Toronto, Halischuk was selected with New Jersey's fourth choice, 117th overall, in the 2007 Draft.
Halischuk was named to the OHL’s First All-Star Team and awarded the George Parsons Trophy as the player judged to be the most sportsmanlike at the Memorial Cup Tournament. He scored the gold medal-clinching overtime goal for Team Canada in the 2008 World Junior Championship.
Zharkov, 20, completed his second full season with CSKA Moscow in 2007-08, potting five goals and two assists in 30 appearances. The Elektrostal, Russia, native was chosen with the Devils' fourth choice, 77th overall, in the 2006 Draft.