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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.

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59