Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Large amount of pro level prospects
  • Talent and depth on blue line
  • Improved goaltending prospects
Weaknesses
  • Lack of potential star players at forward
  • Lack of right wing depth
  • No elite goaltending prospect

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Maxime Clermont Pro 7.0 D
2. Scott Wedgewood Pro 7.0 D
3. Anthony Brodeur CHL 6.0 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Connor Chatham CHL 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Reid Boucher Pro 7.5 C
2. Artur Gavrus Europe 7.0 D
3. Myles Bell CHL 7.0 D
4. Miles Wood Junior 7.0 D
5. Derek Rodwell Pro 6.0 C
6. Ben Thomson CHL 5.5 C
7. Brandon Baddock CHL 5.5 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Stefan Matteau Pro 7.0 B
2. Blake Coleman NCAA 7.0 C
3. John Quenneville CHL 7.0 C
4. Joey Dudek Junior 7.0 D
5. Graham Black Pro 6.5 B
6. Ben Johnson CHL 6.5 C
7. Ryan Kujawinski CHL 6.5 C
8. Alex Kerfoot NCAA 6.5 D
9. Blake Pietila NCAA 6.0 B
10. David Wohlberg Pro 6.0 B

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jon Merrill Pro 7.5 B
2. Damon Severson Pro 7.5 C
3. Steve Santini NCAA 7.0 C
4. Joshua Jacobs Junior 7.0 C
5. Reece Scarlett Pro 6.5 B
6. Seth Helgeson Pro 6.5 B
7. Raman Hrabarenka Pro 6.0 C
8. Ryan Rehill CHL 6.0 C
9. Joe Faust NCAA 6.0 D
10. Alexander Urbom Pro 5.5 B

Devils Look to 99 Entry Draft to Sure up Future

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The New Jersey Devils have had a great draft history over the past few years, putting the most players in the National Hockey League of any organization in the league. Almost 40 in the last 4 seasons. This kind of success must continue in order for the Devils to be competitive. Although the Devils first round pick is not until the 27th overall. The Devils have even with late picks, had tremendous success. I am sure that GM Lou Lamoriello will make this one no exception.
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Brendan Morrison:The Next Gilmour?

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Doug Gilmour bolted the New Jersey Devils as a free agent for big bucks from the Chicago Blackhawks. Obviously one reason the Devils didn’t match the Hawks offer was money, the other reason, center Brendan Morrison. Morrison is a 23 year old centerman who has been compared favorably to Gilmour. Gilmour was asked what he felt about Brendan Morrison when he spoke to reporters shortly after signing with the Blackhawks. “I think he’s a good kid. I think he can step up, but the thing with Brendan is whether he can do it over 82 games. It’s a little more physical, a little different. But one reason the Devils didn’t come harder to get me was because they had this kid. Brendan has the ability to be a bigtime scorer at this level.” Devils GM/President Lou Lamoriello was asked what he felt about Morrison now that Gilmour was no longer a Devil, his answer was short and to the point, “I feel that Brendan Morrison is an extremely elite player, this means he’ll be getting the prime time he needs.” Morrison played this past season mostly with the Albany River Rats(AHL) worked on his defense and tenacity with much success, and in 72 games scored 35 goals, had 49 assists for a total of 84 pts leading the team in scoring in his rookie season. He was recalled by the Devils for his 3rd and longest stint of the season for the final seven games of the NHL season, in the wake of a severe knee injury suffered by Gilmour and fresh off a five, thats right a FIVE goal outburst the previous game for the River Rats. Morrison ignited the stagnant Devils offense by scoring 4 goals and 4 assists in t Read more»

Devils draft reviewed

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The New Jersey Devils must have listened to their fans, because they went for offense in this year’s entry draft.
Of the Devils’ 12 draft picks, 10 were forwards. That’s a change of pace for
GM Lou Lamoriello, who usually likes to draft defensemen and goaltenders. As
it was, Lamoriello used his first pick (26th overall) to take a defenseman —
Mike Van Ryn of NCAA champion Michigan.
The most intriguing pick the Devils made came in the fourth round when they
brought Pierre Dagenais back into the fold. Jersey had let Dagenais (whom they
selected in the second round of the 1996 draft) back into this year’s draft
pool after they couldn’t sign him to a pro contract. But despite a 133-point
season with Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec League, Dagenais slipped untouched
until the Devils took him 105th overall. Whether Dagenais slipped because he
didn’t sign the first time or because so many other NHL teams were busy
raiding the European market is a moot point. The Devils must make every effort
to sign him this time around. Otherwise, they will be passing up on a future
star.
The other thing that can be said of this year’s draft is that you won’t be
seeing many of these players in the Jersey farm system any time soon. Half of
the players picked by the Devils are North American junior league players who
haven’t reached their 20th birthdays yet. Van Ryn and right winger Brian Read more»

Rookie Devil on Fire

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Ever quietly and ever patiently, Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils
is making a strong case for himself as this year’s Calder favorite. The
November Rookie of the Month’s dominant and complete game has earned him
praise from Coach Lemaire, which isn’t easily come by, as well as from
critics around the league. Elias brings youth, speed, passion and loads
of offensive talent that was so desperately needed in NJ, and has
sparked his team to tops in the East in standings and goal scoring. The
young Czech has found success at every level and his rookie season in
the NHL should be no different.

Elias was drafted 51st overall by the Devils at the 1994 Entry Draft
after averaging a point per game with Kladno in his native Czech
Republic. The Devils, in serious need of some scoring punch, where quick
to gamble on the smallish(6’, 175) winger with a nose for the net. Good
thing they did. Patrik was sent to Albany for the ‘95/96 season, where
he had no problem adjusting to the North American style of hockey. He
netted 27 goals and added 36 assists to finish with 63 points in 74
games, along with 83 PIMs. Elias stayed on with the River Rats for the
next season and finished second in team scoring at 57-24-43-67-76
despite missing 22 games to play for the parent club. Patrik shined for
the Devils in the playoffs, in 8 games notching 2 goals and 3 assists as
he made a name for himself as a young rising star, as well as earning a Read more»