2015 NHL Draft Prospects
A hub for all prospect profiles at In Lou We Trust for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Gamethread #2: Devils at Tampa Bay
The New Jersey Devils remain in the Sunshine State to play the Tampa Bay Lightning. This gamethread is a place for readers to discuss the game as it happens.
The ILWT 2015 Prospect Profile Index by Pick
The 2015 NHL Entry Draft concluded on Saturday afternoon. As a closing post on the many picks and trades at this year's draft, this post is an index of every prospect profile published at ILWT for this year's draft class, organized by pick.
2015 NHL Draft Summary: Mostly Not Bad for NJ
The Devils went into the 2015 NHL Draft with six picks and came away with a top forward prospect, two forwards, a defenseman, and a goalie. This post is a summary of what the Devils did this year and a reaction to what they did overall.
Devils Take Brett Seney at 157th Overall
The Devils select 19-year-old forward Brett Seney out of Merrimack College with their 6th-round draft choice. Seney is fast, he was productive as a freshman until injuries struck, and he got passed over in last year's draft before being picked today.
NJ Devils Take Colton White at 97th Overall
The Devils select SSM Greyhounds defenseman Colton White with the 97th overall pick. He can skate, he can pass, but he needs more experience and to work on his shot. Some thoughts on the selection below.
Devils Select Blake Speers at 67th Overall
At 67th overall, the New Jersey Devils took RW Blake Speers. This post will have an initial overview of Speers and reaction to the pick. It will be updated further as I collect more information on Speers.
Devils Select Mackenzie Blackwood at 42nd Overall
At 42nd overall, the New Jersey Devils took Mackenzie Blackwood. This post will have an initial overview of Blackwood and a reaction to the pick. It will be updated further as I collect more information on Blackwood.
2015 NHL Draft: Rounds 2-7 Open Post
Tonight is the second day of the 2015 NHL Draft, which will consist of rounds 2 through 7. Barring any trades, the N.J. Devils will pick 36th, 41st, 67th, 97th, and 157th overall. This is an open post where readers can discuss all of the action.
Devils Take Pavel Zacha at Sixth Overall
At sixth overall, the New Jersey Devils took Pavel Zacha. This post has been updated to include more takes on Zacha plus my quick reaction to the pick. It's a perfectly acceptable selection as it fits a team need in the system.
2015 NHL Draft: First Round Open Post
Tonight is the first day of the 2015 NHL Draft, which is the first round. Barring any trades, the New Jersey Devils will pick sixth. This is an open post where readers can discuss what the Devils should do, what they did, and what's going on.
2015 NHL Draft: Devils' Picks and How to Watch
This is the headquarters for all things pertaining to the draft necessary for the ILWT reader. When are the Devils picking? What time is it on? Where can I find it? All questions answered in this article.
Barzal Most Common Pick for NJ in 2015 Mock Drafts
The 2015 NHL Entry Draft is this week and mock drafts have been released from all sorts of places in anticipation of who goes where in the first round. This post reviews 37 of them and determines the most likely pick for the Devils: Mathew Barzal.
Julius Nättinen: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Julius Nattinen is a Finnish winger who split time between Finland's first- and second-tier professional leagues this season. He is a touted as a strong two-way center with some skill and smarts. Could he be a fit for New Jersey?
Lawson Crouse: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Lawson Crouse has been a lightning rod for debate all season as some feel he is a sure fire top 10 pick while others feel he should go later in 1st round. This profile will take a look at him and see if he makes sense for the Devils.
Mitchell Vande Sompel: NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Mitchell Vande Sompel was a very productive defenseman with the Oshawa Generals last season. Should he be second round pick for the New Jersey Devils? Read this profile and learn more about him because he could be.
Adin Hill: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
For a change of pace, today's prospect profile will feature a goaltender. Hailing from Canada and currently playing in the WHL for the Portland Winterhawks, Adin Hill is a highly ranked goalie prospect. Should the Devils spend a pick on a goalie?
Collin Peters: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Have you ever said to yourself, "You know what the Devils need...a lightweight hard-hitter from Sheboygan." Well if you have, then you've not only said something no one else has, but you have also foreseen the profile of Collin Peters.
SBN Mock Draft 2015: Devils Select Barzal
The New Jersey Devils will likely have to choose among the second tier of forward prospects in this year's 2015 NHL Draft class at sixth overall. In the SBN Mock Draft, we chose Mathew Barzal. Read on to learn why.
Deven Sideroff: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Born and raised in the city where he currently plays major junior hockey, Deven Sideroff is an interesting prospect that projects to go in the later rounds of the draft. As a right wing, should New Jersey be taking a close look at him?
Lukáš Jašek: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Lukas Jasek is a speedy forward out of the Czech Republic, but with limited minutes playing in highest Czech league and a disappointing U18 WJC, there are some question marks that remain with his play. Is he a fit for the Devils in the late rounds?
Denis Gurianov: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Denis Gurianov is a highly skilled power forward that could fall to the Devils in the 2nd round. This profile will take a look at the young Russian's game.
Mikko Rantanen: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Mikko Rantanen is the top-rated European skater according to Central Scouting Services and will likely be the first European player selected at the 2015 NHL Draft. This profile looks at what TPS Turku's big right winger could bring to the table.
Mathew Barzal: 2015 NHL Prospect Profile
Mathew Barzal is a top talent in this year's NHL draft. A center playing in the WHL for the Seattle Thunderbirds, he has been rated just a little after when the Devils are supposed to pick. Should they take him at #6? Let's check him out and see.
Joseph Cecconi: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Cecconi is a big stay-at-home defender from the USHL. That description might now be great for Devils fans to here, but in the middling rounds, best player available is a good method to use and Cecconi could just fit that bill.
Kameron Kielly: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Kameron Kielly is a versatile two-way forward currently playing for the Charlottetown in the QMJHL He isn't an elite talent, but he's a strong defensive forward who can also contribute on offense and special teams and could be a solid late-rounder.
Aleksi Saarela: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Aleksi Saarela is a 5'10" 194 lb. Finnish prospect currently playing for Assat of Liiga. He's projected to go at the earliest in the fourth round of the draft; should he be a forward on New Jersey's radar?
Kevin Stenlund: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Kevin Stenlund is a large, smart, playmaking center out of Sweden that is projected to go in the middle rounds of the draft. Let's take a look at who he is and if he would be a good fit for the Devils.
Trent Fox: 2015 Draft Prospect Profile
Trent Fox finished his first year of major junior hockey with the Belleville Bulls. However, he wasn't rated highly - so much so that it's possible he may not be drafted. Learn more about him and possibly why he isn't in this post.
Roope Hintz: 2015 NHL Prospect Profile
Returning to forward prospects today, Roope Hintz is a tall Finnish left winger. There is a lot to like about his game, and he has been considered a scorer. But is he worth it for New Jersey to spend a second round pick on? Let's take a look.
Vince Dunn: 2015 Draft Propect Profile
With Zidlicky gone, we could use a puck-moving defender in the prospect pool. Enter: Vince Dunn. He's got great feet, a great stick, and defensive questions. Spitting image of Zid isn't he?
Ivan Provorov: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Ranked as the second-highest defense prospect in this draft behind Noah Hanafin, Ivan Provorov is projected to be a high first round draft pick due to his pedigree. Already seen as a complete defenseman, would it be wise for New Jersey to draft him?
Jens Lööke: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile
Jens Looke is a strong playmaking and puckhandling winger currently with Brynas IF of the SHL. Is he someone that should be on the Devils post-first-round radar, come draft day?
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