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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.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51

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