Over the span of two days, the New Jersey Devils selected two defensemen, two centers and two wingers in the 2014 Entry Level Draft, which was held at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
With the 30th pick overall, the New Jersey Devils selected John Quennville, a center out of the WHL, who’s is recognized for his two-way play and versatility. He posted 58 points this past season backed by 25 goals and 33 assists. Josh Jacobs, a defenseman, was chosen in the 2nd round, 41st overall hailing from the Indiana Ice of the USHL and has committed to attend Michigan State University in the fall. He finished his second season with the Ice with 23 points and a plus-36 rating.
Connor Chatham was selected 3rd round, 71st overall. The Plymouth Whaler right winger began the 2013-14 season with a goal in his second career OHL contest and finished his rookie season with 31 points in 54 games. The Devils did not pick in the 4th round.
With the 131st pick, the Devils selected hard-hitting, penalty-minute-earning defenseman out of Kamloops of the WHL. Two 6th round picks gave the Devils two more forwards: Joey Dudek, a center with an NFL family pedigree and added size with left winger Brandon Baddock who hoisted the Memorial Cup last season with Edmonton.
Here’s a look at the Devils selections:
The New Jersey Devils have six selections during the 2014 NHL Draft, which will be held on June 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The Devils are slated to pick
- 30th Overall – First Round
- 41st Overall – Second Round
- 71st Overall – Third Round
- 131st Overall – Fifth Round
- 152nd Overall – Sixth Round
- 161 Overall – Sixth Round
Below is a list of the Top 10 ranked North American skaters and goaltenders and European skaters and goaltenders according to NHL Central Scouting Service
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Devils prospect Steven Santini was one of 42 players invited to the 2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, USA Hockey announced Wednesday.
Santini, the Devils’ second-round pick, 42nd overall, in last year’s Draft, is one of seven players returning from the 2014 U.S. squad that finished fifth at the World Junior Championship. He won silver the year before at the 2013 IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship.
The evaluation camp takes place from Aug. 2-9 in Lake Placid and will see players practice and compete in international games against Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic. Their goal is a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will head to the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015, in Toronto and Montreal.
Santini, 19, played 35 games as a freshman last season at Boston College (HE), tallying three goals and eight assists for 11 points. He blocked a team-high 68 shots and posted a plus-26 that was tops among all Hockey East defensemen.
The Mahopac, N.Y., product earned All Hockey East Rookie Team honors in 2013-14 as well as a share of Boston College’s Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award.
The Eagles fell in the NCAA semifinals to eventual 2014 national champion Union College.
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