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What You Initially Thought of the New Jersey Devils’ Picks at the 2021 NHL Draft

The New Jersey Devils made seven selections at the 2021 NHL Draft. This post looks at the results of the quick polls of each pick to gauge the fans’ initial reactions to who the Devils picked. The Luke Hughes pick was at least loved.

The New Jersey Devils Took Luke Hughes then Underwhelmed at the 2021 NHL Draft

The New Jersey Devils took Luke Hughes and then made six other picks that maybe could have been better at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. This post is a summary of thoughts about what the Devils did now that the draft is over.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Zakhar Bardakov at 203rd Overall in the Seventh Round

The New Jersey Devils ended their 2021 NHL Draft class by taking their fifth European player of the day in Russian forward Zakhar Bardakov. Learn more about the large, physical, and nasty-capable forward double-overage pick with this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Viktor Hurtig at 164th Overall in the Sixth Round

The New Jersey Devils went back to Europe with their sixth round selection at the 2021 NHL Draft. At 164th overall, they selected the large right-handed defenseman Viktor Hurtig from Västerås IK’s junior team. Learn a little more about the future Växjö Laker in this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Topias Vilén at 129th Overall in the 5th Round

The New Jersey Devils picked first in the fifth round and made their second Finnish and defenseman pick of the 2021 NHL Draft with Topias Vilén of Pelicans. Learn more about the pick in this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Jakub Málek at 100th Overall in the Fourth Round

New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald continued the recent NHL Draft tradition of the Devils picking at least one goaltender. With the 100th overall pick, the Devils picked 19-year old Jakub Málek of VHK Vsetin, a Czech second league goalie. Learn a little more about him with this post.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Samu Salminen at 68th Overall in the Third Round

The New Jersey Devils selected Jokerit U-20 and Finnish U-18 national team center Samu Salminen at 68th overall in the third round. Learn more about the future Denver Pioneer and what he brings to the table with this post.

Draft Day Two for the New Jersey Devils: 2021 NHL Draft Open Post

Today is the second day of the 2021 NHL Draft. After a long first round, the New Jersey Devils have five picks in the next six rounds to make today. This is an open post for AAtJ readers and Devils fans to discuss the second day of the NHL draft as it happens.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Chase Stillman at 29th Overall in the First Round

The New Jersey Devils kept the 29th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and selected right winger Chase Stillman. This post is a reaction to the pick of Cory Stillman’s son with some details on what his game actually is.

2021 NHL Draft: Devils Pick Luke Hughes at 4th Overall in the First Round

The New Jersey Devils selected United States National Team Development Program defenseman Luke Hughes at fourth overall. This post provides a summary of why this pick was a very good one for the Devils, why fans should be excited about Luke, and why it was somewhat expected.

Two New Jersey Devils Picks for the 2021 NHL Draft First Round: The AAtJ Open Post

Welcome to the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The New Jersey Devils will have two picks in the first round. Will they use both of them? This is an open post for AAtJ readers to discuss what happens in the 2021 NHL Draft as it happens for New Jersey and others.

2021 NHL Draft Preview for the New Jersey Devils: How to Watch and More

The 2021 NHL offseason will have another major event begin tonight and end tomorrow: The 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The New Jersey Devils have two first round picks for tonight and five more picks to make on Saturday. This post previews the event and provides more information.

2021 NHL Mock Draft Roundup: Expect At Least One Defenseman for the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils have two first round picks in what is considered to be a wide-open 2021 NHL Entry Draft. In order to get a handle on who could be available at each pick, 23 mock drafts were rounded up to see who others think New Jersey will take at fourth and twenty-ninth overall.

The All About the Jersey 2021 NHL Mock Draft of the First Round

Tomorrow begins the 2021 NHL Draft. The staff at All About the Jersey put together a mock draft for this year’s first round. Read on to find out who we decided at fourth overall for the New Jersey Devils and who you would pick at 29th overall since we could not decide it ourselves.

Ayrton Martino: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Dual-Threat Offensive Wing

Ayrton Martino was one of the top offensive players in the USHL last season. There’s no doubting his high end offensive skills but his defensive game could see him slide out of the 1st round.

2021 Draft Prospect Profile: Matthew Coronato—“The Bison” Brings It All to the Table

With a wicked shot, smart playmaking, and 200-foot, all-situation utility, Matt Coronato is coming into this draft as a top contender for any team.

Mackie Samoskevich: 2021 NHL Draft Profile: A Perfect Skater With High-End Skill

A natural center who can play wing, Mackie Samoskevich is someone to keep an eye on at the end of the first round.

Zachary Bolduc: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Strong Point Producer, But Anything Else?

Today in our prospect profiles, we have Rimouski forward Zachary Bolduc. He has a great shot and quality offensive instincts, but outside of that, he is a big question mark.

Xavier Bourgault: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Smooth Scoring Winger Out of the QMJHL

Xavier Bourgault is a winger with great upside as a scorer and playmaker and seems to have the shot and the vision to make an impact at the next level. His skating and defense represent some question marks, though, making him a common sight for any team in the market for scoring talent beyond the top of the first round.

NHL Mock Draft 2021: New Jersey Devils Select Luke Hughes with No. 4 Pick

The New Jersey Devils have two first round picks, which also means two picks in this year’s SB Nation NHL Mock Draft. At fourth overall, we picked defenseman Luke Hughes of the USNTDP. This post contains our reasoning and why he was picked over other prospects.

Daniil Chayka: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Large, Mobile Defenseman from Russia

Daniil Chayka is a large defenseman that knows how to use his reach and lateral mobility to shut down the opposition. He’s the top ranked Russian defenseman in this year’s draft and could be a first round selection.

2021 Draft Prospect Profile: Dylan Duke— Jack of All Trades, and Future Devil?

Dylan Duke is a 200-foot workhorse with a well-rounded playing style that could fit anywhere in an offensive lineup—Would he fit in the Devils lineup?

Scott Morrow: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: A Highly-Mobile High School Defenseman

In today’s profile, we’ll be taking a look at Scott Morrow, out of Shattuck St. Mary’s U18 Prep.

Sasha Pastujov: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: American Winger with Loads of Potential

Today in our prospect profiles, we look at a Floridian winger who has spent the last two seasons in the USNTDP and plans to attend Notre Dame in the fall. What kind of game does he have?

Brennan Othmann: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Flint’s and Olten’s Tenacious Winger

Brennan Othmann of the OHL’s Flint Firebirds went to EHC Olten in the Swiss League for the 2020-21 season to keep playing and was a standout at the World U-18 Championships. Learn more about the winger with this prospect profile.

Corson Ceulemans: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Defenseman with Big Upside and Big Question Marks

Corson Ceulemans is a dynamic defenseman coming out of the AJHL from the same team Cale Makar was drafted from four years ago. Despite the comparisons, Ceulemans has a few more question marks around his game but figures to still go somewhere in the opening round.

Sebastian Cossa: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Large, Athletic Goaltender, With Excellent Puck Tracking

Sebastian Cossa is one of the top goaltenders available in the 2021 NHL Draft and is projected to be a 1st round pick. In today’s post, we will take a closer look at Cossa to see why he is such a highly rated prospect.

Francesco Pinelli: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Kitchener’s Budding Two-Way Center

Francesco Pinelli of the Kitchener Rangers had a great rookie season in 2019-20. With the OHL staying inactive, Pinelli got a loan abroad to Slovenia before returning to win Gold for Canada at the World Under-18 Championships. Learn more about this two-way center prospect with this profile.

Fyodor Svechkov: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Possibly the Top Defensive Forward

Fyodor Svechkov is one of the top Russian prospects for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. He is arguably the best defensive forward available, too. There is a lot to like about Svechkov’s game; learn more about it with this prospect profile.

Zachary L’Heureux: 2021 NHL Draft Profile: A Shoot-First, Hard-Hitting Winger

From the Halifax Mooseheads, Zachary L’Heureux projects as a goal-scoring forward in the NHL with a lot of edge to his game.

Stanislav Svozil: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Czech Defender With Lots of Pro Experience

Today in our prospect profiles, we have Czech defenseman Stanislav Svozil. He has loads of pro experience in his home country, will that help him get drafted earlier?

Logan Stankoven: 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Small Forward with Scoring Punch and a Relentless Motor

Logan Stankoven is just 5’-8" but he packs a lot of effort and a high-end shot into that small frame. With style comparisons to players like Marchand and Marchessault, could Stankoven be a fit for the Devils as a goal-scorer and disruptor?