The New Jersey Devils are off to a fast start with a roster that includes a trio of younger defensemen. One of those young defenders, Damon Severson, checked off a couple of milestones in just his second NHL game, including his first NHL goal, in a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
Severson, who played for the WHL‘s Kelowna Rockets in 2013-14, wristed home a shot from the point past Panthers starting goaltender Roberto Luongo to make the score 4-0 in the Devils’ favor. The 20-year-old defenseman also registered an assist in the win to give him his first two-point game in the NHL. Severson was named the game’s second star.
Severson is ranked second among the Devils’ prospects by Hockey’s Future, and he narrowly missed out on being included in HF’s ranking of the top 50 NHL prospects.
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