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Devils prospects seeking 2009 Memorial Cup

Friday, 05.15.2009 / 2:53 PM ET / News
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Devils prospects seeking 2009 Memorial Cup
newjerseydevils.com – The Devils will have three prospects competing in this year’s Memorial Cup tournament, which opens Friday in Rimouski, when the host Oceanic (QMJHL) battle the Kelowna Rockets (WHL).

Patrice Cormier (New Jersey's 3rd choice, 54th overall, 2008 Entry Draft) skates for Rimouski, while the Windsor Spitfires' (OHL) roster includes Adam Henrique (4th, 82nd, 2008) and Harry Young (8th, 202nd, 2008).

Tune into NHL Network for a one-hour tournament preview beginning Friday at 6 p.m. ET, followed by live coverage of Rimouski vs. Kelowna at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s action on NHL Network features Windsor against the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) at 4:30 p.m. Windsor takes on Rimouski Sunday at 4:30 p.m. All games will be held at Colisee de Rimouski.

Cormier and Henrique both rode career highs to successful 2008-09 campaigns.

Cormier, a native of Moncton, New Brunswick, collected 23 goals and 28 assists in 54 games, marking a 10-point improvement over his previous year’s totals. He added four goals and six assists in 13 postseason games, as seventh-seeded Rimouski came up short to top-seeded Drummondville in the QMJHL semifinals.

Henrique registered 30 goals and 33 assists in 56 games for a 19-point jump from his 2007-08 totals. The native of Brantford, Ontario, produced eight goals and nine assists for 17 points in 20 playoff contests. He helped lead the Spitfires to a five-game series win over the Brampton Battalion for their second OHL title, and first in 21 years.

Young was limited to 46 games, and recorded eight goals and four assists with his hometown Spitfires. He contributed a goal and four assists in the postseason.

The Memorial Cup, widely regarded as one of the toughest trophies to win, features the three Canadian major junior championship squads – and a fourth from the host city – in a round-robin tourney.

The four teams compete in a regular and postseason before even getting a shot at hoisting the 91-year-old trophy.

The semifinal match of the nine-day event is set for Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. The title game will be decided the following Sunday at 4 p.m.

Past winners have included Devils head coach Brent Sutter, who coached the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) to the 2001 title, and forward David Clarkson (Kitchener, 2003). Former Devils Scott Stevens (Kitchener, 1982) and Scott Niedermayer (Kamloops, 1992) also won.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 68 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 61 25 13 4 38
P. Elias 62 11 20 -17 31
S. Gomez 51 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 60 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 67 11 12 -3 23
A. Larsson 57 3 19 2 22
A. Greene 75 3 17 2 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 55 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47