Prior to the start of New Jersey Devils Development Camp, the team’s Assistant General Manager Tom Fitzgerald said that Nick Lappin is a play that could crack the NHL roster next season. Comments like that give the 23-year-old some extra motivation.
“I’ve been dreaming of playing in the NHL since I was three years old; since I was on the ice or holding a hockey stick,” Lappin said during last month’s Development Camp. “If anything, it just gives me more motivation after I get back to continue to work as hard as I can. Try to get better each and every day so I will have that opportunity to hopefully put on that New Jersey Devils jersey and get to play here in Prudential Center.