ALBANY, NY — The NHL.com‘s Mike G. Morreale has ranked the New Jersey Devils top five prospects and center Pavel Zacha, who played three regular season and five postseason games with Albany last year, leads the list. After him are defenseman Steve Santini, center Michael McLeod, goaltender Scott Wedgewood and center John Quenneville.
Albany fans are most familiar with Wedgewood, who has spent the last three-plus seasons between the pipes for the AHL Devils. In 22 games last season, Wedgewood went 14-3-3 with a 1.55 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.
Of the five players listed, Santini, Quenneville and Wedgewood could spend time in the AHL next season. Zacha and McLeod are too young and will either return to their respective junior teams or play in the NHL.