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Devils in the Details - 9/20/21: Prospect Challenging Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/20/21

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Might we see Dawson Mercer wearing a New Jersey Devils crest this fall?
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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Devils prospects hit the ice this weekend at the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo. Highlights and analysis here from a 3-0 loss to the Sabres on Friday: [NHL] [The Athletic ($)]

And then some observations here from Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Bruins as Dawson Mercer, Alexander Holtz and Nolan Foote combined for three goals and four assists: [NHL]

Here’s Comets GM Dan MacKinnon talking ahead of the start of the AHL season:

Jack Hughes joins 32 Thoughts: The Podcast to talk about Luke Hughes being drafted by the organization, Ty Smith, Lindy Ruff, recruiting his brother Quinn and more: [Sportsnet]

Hockey Links

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly reports that around 99% of players are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 once the regular season starts. Some thoughts from around the league and a look at how the league got to such a high vaccination number: [The Athletic ($)]

Zdeno Chara is back with the Islanders:

Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said that he’s participated in the sexual assault investigation that his team has commissioned looking into how the team handled allegations against former video coach Bradley Aldrich. Kane: “Obviously very serious allegations, and everyone knows that. But I will say that I didn’t know anything about it at the time and did participate with the investigation.” [TSN]

Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below.