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A look at the Devils' 2012 draft picks

Thursday, 06.27.2013 / 1:17 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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A look at the Devils\' 2012 draft picks

With the 2013 NHL Draft set for Sunday at Prudential Center, take a look back at the Devils' 2012 draft class:

2012 first-rounder Stefan Matteau made his NHL debut in January. GETTY IMAGES

Stefan Matteau, LW - 1st round/29th overall

Made his NHL debut on Jan. 19 at NY Islanders, becoming the eighth youngest player in franchise history (18 years, 331 days). … Recorded his first NHL goal/point on Feb. 9 vs. Pittsburgh. … Posted his first NHL assist on Feb. 10 at Pittsburgh. … Scored 18 goals (7 PPG) and 10 assists in 35 games with Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL). … Added three goals and six assists in 11 playoff games with the Armada. … Invited to attend U.S. National Junior Team evaluation camp at Lake Placid, Aug. 3-10.

Damon Severson, D - 2nd round/60th overall

Posted 10 goals, 42 assists in 71 games with Kelowna to finish sixth in points among WHL defensemen. … Plus-43 was tied for 10th overall. … Ranked second on the Rockets with 10 points (1g, 9a) in 11 postseason games. … Named Rockets' top defenseman at team awards ceremony. … Signed to an entry-level contract on Sept. 6. Named to roster for Canada's National Junior Team summer development camp.

Ben Johnson, LW - 3rd round/90th overall

Scored 20 goals and 17 assists in 64 games with Windsor (OHL). … Season-high six-game point streak from Dec. 29-Jan. 13 included a hat trick at Sarnia on Jan. 4.

Ben Thomson, LW - 4th round/96th overall

Registered 15 goals and 17 assists in 67 games with Kitchener. … Ranked eighth in OHL with 119 PIM. … Added one goal and two assists in 10 playoff games.

Graham Black, C - 5th round/135th overall

Finished third on Swift Current (WHL) with 50 points (24g, 26a) in 68 games. … Posted four three-point games (3a, Nov. 27 vs. Brandon; 1g-2a, Feb. 12 at Saskatoon; 2g-1a, Feb. 24 vs. Brandon; 1g-2a, March 5 vs. Prince Albert). … Scored one goal and added three assists in five playoff games.

Alexander Kerfoot, C – 5th round/150th overall

Limited to 16 games due to injury. … Notched eight goals and 11 assists with Coquitlam (BCHL). … Committed to Harvard (ECAC) for 2013-14.

Artur Gavrus, C - 6th round/180th overall

Collected eight goals and six assists in 21 games with Owen Sound (OHL) after starting the season with Neman Grodno (Bel.). … Six-game point streak from March 2-15 included hat trick vs. Erie on March 8 and two-goal games vs. Mississauga on March 2 and at Sarnia on March 15. … Scored three goals and five assists in 12 playoff appearances. … Made three appearances with Belarus in 2013 IIHF World Championship.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 34 22 7 5 108 80 49
2 NYI 34 23 11 0 105 94 46
3 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
4 TBL 36 21 11 4 117 96 46
5 DET 35 18 8 9 100 87 45
6 TOR 35 20 12 3 118 102 43
7 NYR 32 18 10 4 97 83 40
8 WSH 34 17 11 6 99 90 40
9 BOS 35 18 14 3 91 91 39
10 FLA 32 15 9 8 73 82 38
11 PHI 34 14 14 6 97 101 34
12 OTT 34 14 14 6 90 94 34
13 CBJ 33 14 16 3 80 107 31
14 NJD 36 12 17 7 78 104 31
15 BUF 35 13 19 3 69 115 29
16 CAR 34 10 20 4 70 93 24

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 29 9 11 0 20
J. Jagr 35 5 15 -12 20
M. Zidlicky 36 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 24 11 4 -1 15
M. Ryder 34 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 29 4 6 2 10
S. Bernier 25 2 7 4 9
A. Greene 36 0 9 -2 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 16 4 .917 2.51