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Lamoriello recaps productive week for prospects

Friday, 07.19.2013 / 2:13 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Lamoriello recaps productive week for prospects

 
Rookie camp came to a positive conclusion on Friday and left Devils' President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello optimistic for what the future holds.

The club's prospects hit the ice for the final time with the Red team taking a 4-2 win in a two-period controlled scrimmage that focused on special teams. Each frame was split into two 10-minute power plays. Forward Derek Rodwell, the Devils' fifth-round choice in 2009, broke a 2-2 tie for Red and Reid Boucher added an empty-netter.

"I thought it was an outstanding week," Lamoriello told reporters at AmeriHealth Pavilion. "Of all the weeks we've had, I thought this was one of the better weeks as far as the tempo as far as the plays, moving the puck – just working and everything they've done."

The depth of talent on defense also has Lamoriello bullish about the Devils' blue line. The continued development of Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill and Alex Urbom means they'll have a shot at the lineup this season.

"I was excited by a couple of them," Lamoriello said. "It's going to be very interesting. I will be shocked if there's not a young defenseman – at least one – in the lineup. But I've been shocked before. [That] would really force moves. It's happened in the past. But they have to be ready to play, and that's when you find out."

A busy offseason will have new faces Cory Schneider, Ryane Clowe, Michael Ryder, and Rostislav Olesz in the fold come training camp in September. But Lamoriello wouldn't rule out further bolstering his roster before then.

"If we can make our team better, we will," he said. "I think it's as simple as that. We're extremely pleased with the new additions of players. They're excited, and our present players who are here are excited. We'll be ready to play."



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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