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Henrique, Larsson named All-Star Rookies

Thursday, 01.12.2012 / 3:29 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Rookie standouts Adam Henrique and Adam Larsson have been rewarded with a trip to this year's All-Star Weekend.
 
They were named Thursday to the NHL's All-Star Rookies and will travel to Ottawa to represent the Devils when the festivities get under way on Thursday, Jan. 26. The All-Star Game is set for Sunday, Jan. 29 at Scotiabank Place.

Both Adams have emerged as difference-makers for the surging Devils (24-17-2), who find themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt with just under half the season remaining. 

Henrique ranks among the NHL's top-scoring rookies with 13 goals (tied 1st) and 21 assists (2nd). With 34 points, he trails only Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins by one for the overall rookie lead.

The 21-year-old has been a lethal component of the Devils' top-ranked penalty kill. He's tied with linemate Zach Parise for the League lead in shorthanded points (7), and tied with Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck for the overall lead in shorthanded goals (4). Only Parise (4) has more shorthanded helpers than Henrique, who's even with Wild captain Mikko Koivu (3) for second.

Henrique has also helped stabilize the Devils' top line since he was slotted between Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk on Nov. 2. His seven-game points streak (2g-7a) from Nov. 25-Dec. 8 is tops by a rookie this season and came one game shy of matching a Devils rookie record.

He maintained his torrid pace in December, collecting five goals, eight assists and a +9 rating in 14 games to earn NHL Rookie of the Month honors. The last Devils forward named NHL Rookie of the Month was Scott Gomez, who went on to claim the 2000 Calder Trophy.

Henrique was drafted in the third round, 82nd overall, in 2008. 

Larsson has been a vital addition to the blue line, where he's played more like a 19-year vet than a 19-year-old. His 12 assists and 14 points are not only tops among all rookie rearguards, but lead all Devils defensemen. Only Kovalchuk and Parise average more ice time than Larsson's 21:41 per game.

The fourth overall pick at last year's Draft, Larsson put up points (1g-4a) in five straight games from Nov. 19-26 to match a team mark for rookie defensemen. It's the longest by any first-year blueliner this season.

 

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 53 15 24 7 39
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 53 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 51 17 16 14 33
T. Zajac 45 7 18 6 25
D. Schlemko 45 6 9 -9 15
A. Larsson 53 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 53 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 42 3 7 -13 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 15 6 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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