The New Jersey Devils were back in a familiar position this season, drafting right near the end of the first round after advancing to the Stanley Cup Final. While the common thought was that this would be an opportune time for the Devils to give up their first round draft choice as part of the punishment for Ilya Kovalchuk's contract, GM Lou Lamoriello decided to keep the pick.
The Devils had seven picks in total and selected four left wingers, two centers, and one defenseman. Four were Canadian-born players, two were American, and one was Belarusian. In a bit of a change from past drafts, the Devils went CHL heavy.… read more