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Henrique, Larsson named All-Star Rookies

Thursday, 01.12.2012 / 3:29 PM / 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

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 NYR 30 16 10 4 92 81 36
9 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
10 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 28
16 CAR 32 9 19 4 68 91 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 28 9 11 0 20
J. Jagr 34 5 15 -11 20
M. Zidlicky 35 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 33 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 28 4 6 2 10
A. Greene 35 0 9 -3 9
T. Zajac 27 4 4 -6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 16 3 .915 2.57