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2017 NHL Draft Prospects

A group for all 2017 NHL Draft Prospects at AATJ

What You Thought: You Liked the Devils 2017 Draft Class

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is in the books. But before leaving the draft entirely, I look at how the All About the Jersey readers reacted to each pick by the New Jersey Devils. In general, the larger community liked what the Devils did this year - and even loved some of the picks.

New Jersey Devils Selected a Very European 2017 NHL Draft Class

At the 2017 NHL Draft, the New Jersey Devils drafted eight European-born players out of eleven picks that are consistent with the fast and attacking in “fast, attacking, and supportive.” This post is a premature review and summary of the Devils’ 2017 draft class.

New Jersey Devils Select Yegor Zaitsev at 205th Overall in Seventh Round

With the 205th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the second of three picks in the seventh round, the New Jersey Devils selected Yegor Zaitsev. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the newest Devil prospect.

2017 NHL Draft: Devils Draft Matthew Hellickson at 214th Ovr. in 7th Rd.

With their final pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils drafted defenseman Matthew Hellickson at 214th overall. This quick reaction post touches on the player.

2017 NHL Draft: Devils Draft Jocktan Chainey at 191st Overall in 7th Rd.

With the first of three seventh round selections, the New Jersey Devils drafted defensman Jocktan Chainey at 191st overall. This quick reaction post touches on the player.

2017 NHL Draft: Devils Draft Aarne Talvitie at 160th Overall in 6th Round

At 160th overall, in the sixth round, the New Jersey Devils selected forward Aarne Talvitie in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This quick reaction post has some information on the player as well as initial thoughts about the pick.

New Jersey Devils Select Marian Studenic at 143rd Overall in Fifth Round

With the 143rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the second of two picks in the fifth round, the New Jersey Devils selected Marian Studenic. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the newest Devil prospect.

2017 NHL Draft: Devils Draft Gilles Senn at 129th Overall in 5th Round

At 129th overall, in the fifth round, the New Jersey Devils selected goaltender Gilles Senn in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This quick reaction post has some information on the player as well as initial thoughts about the pick.

2017 NHL Draft: Devils Draft Nikita Popugaev in 4th Round

At 98th overall, in the fourth round, the New Jersey Devils selected Nikita Popugaev. This quick reaction post has some information on the player as well as initial thoughts about the pick.

New Jersey Devils Select Reilly Walsh at 81st Overall in Third Round

With the 81st overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the second of two picks in the third round, the New Jersey Devils selected Reilly Walsh. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick.

2017 NHL Draft: Devils Draft Fabian Zetterlund at 63rd Overall in 3rd Round

With their first pick in the third round, the New Jersey Devils selected forward Fabian Zetterlund. This quick reaction post has some information on the player as well as initial thoughts about the pick.

2017 NHL Draft: Devils Draft Jesper Boqvist in 2nd Round

In the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils drafted Jesper Boqvist. This is a quick post with a reaction to the pick and will be updated to include more information about the newest Devil prospect.

9 Picks for Devils: 2017 NHL Draft Rounds 2-7 Open Post

Today is the second day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, where the second through seventh rounds will take place. The New Jersey Devils have nine picks. This is an open post for AAtJ readers to discuss the draft action as it happens.

Nico’s Draft Reaction & His Next Appearances in the Area

Nico Hischier is the first overall selection of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and he was picked by the New Jersey Devils. It’s a big deal as he was still taking it all in on Friday night. The Devils will treat Hischier as a big deal there are events planned for him for the next few days.

Devils Chose Nico Hischier First Overall in 2017 NHL Draft

The New Jersey Devils drafted Nico Hischier first overall in 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This quick reaction post goes into why I loved the pick and touches on what Hischier can do.

Devils are 1st Overall: 2017 NHL Draft 1st Rd. Open Post

Welcome to the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The New Jersey Devils have the first overall pick. They will go first tonight, the first night of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This is an open post for AAtJ readers to discuss what happens as it happens - including who the Devils picked.

2017 NHL Draft Preview for Devils

Nico? Nolan? Someone else? Today is the first day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and the New Jersey Devils have the first overall pick. This post is a preview for New Jersey Devils fans with details on how to watch it, where the Devils are picking, what the Devils should do, and more.

Potential 2nd Day Prospects at the 2017 NHL Draft to Keep an Eye On

This post will serve as a supplement to our draft prospect profile series, with a quick glance at a few 2nd day prospects that could provide some value to the Devils.

2017 NHL Mock Draft Roundup for Devils

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft is less than a week away. On Friday, the New Jersey Devils will make the first selection. I’ve rounded up 27 mock drafts to get an idea who others think it will be between Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick.

AAtJ Staff Chat: Nico vs Nolan Roundtable Discussion

This draft will see the first #1 overall selection in Devils’ history. While good news, it has spurred a heated debate on who to take — Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick.

Joel Teasdale: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Joel Teasdale is a tough, two-way forward that has been on an upward developmental path in the QMJHL. This post will profile the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada winger.

Greg Meireles: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Late in any NHL Entry Draft, one hopes to find a diamonds in the rough. One such player might be Kitchener Rangers center Greg Meireles. Learn more about him with this prospect profile.

NHL Mock Draft 2017: Devils Select Nico Hischier at No. 1

The New Jersey Devils won the first overall pick in real life, so we made the first overall pick in the 2017 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft. We chose the Swiss center from Halifax, Nico Hischier. Read on as to why he was the pick.

Jocktan Chainey: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

In the late rounds of the NHL Draft, there are no sure things left, so you have to try to find some diamonds in the rough. Could Jocktan Chainey, a late-‘99-born two-way defender with some size and skill, be someone who develops into an NHL talent?

Liam Hawel: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Liam Hawel is a big, talented centerman who is a fringe prospect that could provide the Devils with some punch late in the draft.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Today, come check out Spokane center Jaret Anderson-Dolan, who centered arguably the best line in the WHL this past season despite playing on a bad team. He should go in the first two rounds, and the Devils should seriously consider taking him in round 2.

Noel Hoefenmayer: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Defenseman Noel Hoefenmayer of the Ottawa 67’s made a big jump in production and tends to jump up on offense for usually good results. Learn more about him with this 2017 NHL Entry Draft prospect profile.

Artyom Minulin: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

One area the Devils struggle in is defense, whether it be at the NHL level or prospect depth. Artyom Minulin may be able to help in both aspects.

Michael DiPietro: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

One position at the draft that the Devils could add some depth and quality to is goaltender. Today, we are going to focus on recent Memorial Cup Champion, Michael DiPietro.

Erik Brannstrom: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

The Devils will be looking for the best players available at the NHL Draft; could Sweden’s Erik Brannstrom be on their radar?

Nate Knoepke: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

With the Devils’ system being pretty bare in terms of defensive prospects, Nate Knoepke presents an opportunity to grab a big, solid defender who can still move the puck. Should the Devils spend a mid round pick on him at this year’s draft?

Ivan Chekhovich: 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Arguably the most dynamic player in the QMJHL other than Nico Hischier, Chekhovich is an early-to-mid-round round prospect that could offer excitement for a bargain.