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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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
4 TBL 50 28 18 4 131 115 60
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 49 25 17 7 126 122 57
10 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
11 CAR 52 23 21 8 124 138 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 53 20 28 5 133 167 45

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 52 15 23 7 38
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 52 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 50 16 16 14 32
T. Zajac 44 7 17 6 24
D. Schlemko 44 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 52 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 52 4 6 2 10
J. Moore 44 3 7 -1 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 15 5 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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