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: