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Devils' 2014 Draft notes

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 1:56 PM ET / Draft
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Devils\' 2014 Draft notes

The Devils have six picks, including the 30th choice in the first round, in the 2014 NHL Draft, which begins tonight at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

 

Devils Draft Choices

A breakdown of each of the Devils' draft picks, including those that were acquired/traded:

  • Round 1 - 30th overall (acquired via 3/6/14 NHL decision-not eligible to be traded)
  • Round 2 - 41st overall
  • Round 3 - 71st overall
  • Round 4 - 101st overall (traded to Winnipeg, 2/13/13)
  • Round 5 - 131st overall
  • Round 6 - 152nd overall (acquired from Florida, 9/28/13)
  • Round 6 - 161st overall
  • Round 7 - 191st overall (traded to Phoenix, 4/3/13)

 

First Round Notes

  • New Jersey has selected 32 players in the first round all-time, including 19 forwards (last time, Stefan Matteau, 29th/2012), 10 defensemen (last time, Adam Larsson, 4th/2011) and three goaltenders (last time, Ari Ahonen, 27th/1999)
  • The club has drafted a forward with three of its last four first-round selections: Stefan Matteau (2012), Jacob Josefson (2009) and Mattias Tedenby (2008). Defenseman Adam Larsson (2011) was the exception. (First-round picks in 2010 and 2013 were traded)

 

30th Overall Pick

  • The Devils have drafted a player with the 30th overall selection once previously. At the 2006 Entry Draft in Vancouver, the Devils traded the 25th overall pick to Carolina for the 30th and 77th (previously acquired from Vancouver) overall selections. New Jersey selected defenseman Matt Corrente with the 30th choice.
  • Previous 30th overall selections include: Tanner Pearson (2012, Los Angeles), former Devil David Steckel (2001, Los Angeles), and seven-time NHL All-Star defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh (2nd round, 1991, San Jose).

 

Instant Impact

New Jersey’s last two first round selections, Stefan Matteau (2012) and Adam Larsson (2011), have each made their NHL debut in the season-opener of the year they were drafted. Matteau made his debut January 19, 2013 at the New York Islanders.  At 18 years, 10 months &  29 days, he became the eighth-youngest player in Devils' history. Larsson appeared in the October 8, 2011 opener vs. Philadelphia, and at  18 years, 10 months & 26 days was the seventh-youngest player in franchise history.

 

Forward Thinking

New Jersey has selected a forward with 12 of its 18 picks in the previous three Entry Drafts and with nine of its 12 choices over the last two. Reid Boucher (4th round, 2011) and Stefan Matteau (1st round, 2012) have already made their NHL debut with the Devils.

Getting Defensive in Round Two

The Devils have chosen a defenseman in the second round in four of the past five Drafts:

  • 2009 - Eric Gelinas, 54th overall choice -  He posted 7g-22a-29pts in 60 games in 2013-14, which was the third-highest total (tie, Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg & Olli Maatta, Pittsburgh) among rookie blueliners behind Boston's Torey Krug (14g-26a-40pts) and Anaheim's Hampus Lindholm (6g-24a-30pts).
  • 2010 - Jon Merrill, 38th overall choice - Recorded 2g-9a-11pts in 52 games during his first NHL season in 2013-14.
  • 2012 - Damon Severson, 60th overall choice - Finished sixth (tie) among WHL defensemen with 15g-46a-61pts and was named to the league's West Second All-Star Team in 2013-14. He also led Kelowna with 4g-14a-18pts in 14 games overall during the post-season.
  • 2013 - Steven Santini - 42nd overall choice - Posted 3g-8a-11pts in 35 games and was named to the All-Hockey East Rookie Team in his freshman season with Boston College. Also scored 1g in five games with Team USA at the World Junior Championships.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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