Without Taylor Hall (knowing the universe rewarded a mystery team, it will likely end up being his), the Devils did not have the same lottery luck as they did in 2017 and 2019. However, 7th is by no means a bad place to be in a deep top half of the first round and the Devils may end up getting more than one pick in that range.
Since that 7th pick is a definite, we covered several players likely or possible to stick around until that slot. The names we included were Marco Rossi, Jamie Drysdale, Jake Sanderson, Cole Perfetti, Alexander Holtz, Lucas Raymond, Jack Quinn, and Yaroslav Askarov but these are by no means the only options for the Devils. We’ll have to wait and see how the play-in round settles to determine what other possible first round picks will be owned by New Jersey.
Who would you want to see the Devils draft at 7th overall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.