ALBANY, NY – The 2015-16 hockey season is coming to an end. Lake Erie has a chance to claim the Calder Cup during their game Saturday. In the NHL, Pittsburgh can raise the Stanley Cup as early as Thursday. After both cups are claimed, the hockey world will turn its focus to the NHL Draft, which takes place on June 24 and 25 in Buffalo.
The New Jersey Devils have the 11th overall pick during the two-day event and in the latest NHL.com mock draft Deputy Managing Editor Adam Kimelman projects the Devils selecting Clayton Keller in the first round.
“Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero said he’s looking to add skill to the organization and Keller (5-10, 163) is a great place to start. He had 107 points in 62 games with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program under-18 team this season. He’ll continue to hone his skills next season at Boston University, but it might not be too long before he adds his high-end ability to the Devils lineup.” – Adam Kimelman (June 6, 2016)
During the 2015-16 with the USA Hockey’s National Development Program, he registered 37 goals and 70 assists in 62 games. During the World Junior Championship, he totaled 14 points (4g-10a) in seven contests.