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Up-and-Coming: 3 players to watch

Wednesday, 08.31.2011 / 11:45 AM / Features
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Up-and-Coming: 3 players to watch

Henrique made his NHL debut in last year's regular season finale. GETTY IMAGES
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Adam Larsson, D -- Larsson said signing an NHL contract with the Devils on July 15 was the happiest day of his life. The Devils wasted little time in determining their future along the blue line when they selected the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Swede with the No. 4 pick in June. The two-time World Junior Championship participant possesses poise and confidence, along with a great shot. His upside is tremendous -- and with assistant coaches Larry Robinson and Scott Stevens there to help extract that potential, expect Larsson to challenge for a roster spot out of training camp.

Jacob Josefson, C -- GM Lou Lamoriello traded up three spots to select the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Swede with the 20th pick in 2009. Josefson made a pretty impactful NHL debut in 28 games last season, producing three goals and 10 points, then was arguably the best player at the Devils rookie camp in July. Expect Josefson, who can play either center or wing, to have an even greater impact this year under DeBoer.

Adam Henrique, C/W -- The Devils' third-round pick (No. 82) in 2008 almost made the team out of training camp last season and will have every opportunity to earn a roster spot this year. Henrique, who was drafted as a center, will likely begin his NHL career at left wing -- the position he spent the majority of his playing time during Devils rookie camp last month.

"I'm going to (training camp) focused," Henrique said. "My goal is to make the team whether there is a spot or not. I'm going to try to do my best to make the coach's decision to send me down as hard as possible."


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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 35 22 8 5 108 83 49
2 TBL 37 22 11 4 119 97 48
3 NYI 35 23 11 1 108 98 47
4 DET 36 19 8 9 103 89 47
5 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
6 TOR 35 20 12 3 118 102 43
7 NYR 33 19 10 4 100 84 42
8 WSH 35 18 11 6 102 90 42
9 BOS 36 18 15 3 93 97 39
10 FLA 32 15 9 8 73 82 38
11 OTT 35 14 14 7 92 97 35
12 PHI 35 14 15 6 98 105 34
13 CBJ 34 15 16 3 86 109 33
14 BUF 36 14 19 3 73 118 31
15 NJD 37 12 18 7 79 107 31
16 CAR 35 10 21 4 71 95 24

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 30 9 11 -1 20
J. Jagr 36 5 15 -13 20
M. Zidlicky 37 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 25 11 4 -2 15
M. Ryder 34 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 30 4 7 2 11
S. Bernier 26 3 7 4 10
A. Greene 37 0 9 -2 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 17 4 .917 2.50