Unlike last year when the Devils made a couple splashes into Free Agent Frenzy early, this year Ray Shero and company have been laying low for the most part. Their first signing of the day comes two and a half hours into free agency: John Moore.
Forward Adam Henrique was one of the best rookies in the entire NHL in 2011-12 and arguably the best rookie season by a New Jersey Devil since Scott Gomez. Therefore, it should be no surprise he's ranked #1 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List.
Adam Larsson oozed potential heading into the 2011 NHL Draft and he showed he can become a great two way defenseman for New Jersey in 2011-12. It was easy to rank him high, but it wasn't easy putting him at #2 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List.
Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill is notorious for off ice incidents keeping him off the ice. However, when he has played, he's been a dominant two-way player in college and has a high upside. Thus, we ranked Merrill #4 on our Top 25 Under 25 List.
Alexander Urbom has received a few games with the New Jersey Devils, while becoming a mobile, physical, and defensive defenseman in Albany. Between his skillset and that he's close to making it, we ranked him #5 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List.
Mattias Tedenby has dazzled Devils fans with flashes of offense and speed in 2010-11. The problem is that they've just been flashes and he played himself out of New Jersey in 2011-12. Learn how he was ranked #6 on our Top 25 Under 25 List.
Eric Gelinas had a very productive season as a rookie in Albany. Given the New Jersey Devils' lack of offensive defensemen, it's more of a reason to think highly Gelinas. Our writers certainly did, ranking him #7 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List.
After being drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2010, Scott Wedgewood went on to have a very successful junior career. As he's going pro, our writers thought highly of the goaltender enough to rank him #8 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List.
Reece Scarlett has logged a lot of minutes at Swift Current and has become a productive defender in his time with the WHL team. His offensive skills helped drive our writers to name him #11 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 list.
Reid Boucher is one of the few offensive prospects currently in the New Jersey Devils' system. He has plenty of work to do, but his shot is among the best among all current prospects. As such, he was ranked #12 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List.
The New Jersey Devils only drafted one defenseman in 2012: Damon Severson out of Kelowna. He could turn out to be a solid defender based on how much he's done so far. As a result, our writers ranked him #13 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List
Brandon Burlon just completed his first season as a professional with Albany in 2011-12. While it didn't go as smoothly as one hoped, he still could turn out to be a solid defender. That led to his #14 spot on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 List.
Blake Pietila doesn't have a huge upside, but he's got the skills to be a bottom-six forward at the next level. Read on why this Michigan Tech Huskie ranked as high as #16 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 list.
Blake Coleman is a little older than most sophomores in college, but if his offensive game progresses while improving his defense, then that won't matter. All the same, we at In Lou We Trust rated him #17 on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 list.
Windsor Spitfire and 2012 third round pick of the New Jersey Devils, Ben Johnson was ranked #19 by the ILWT writers on our Top 25 Devils Under 25 list. He's got wheels and work ethic, but where his upside could end up remains as a question mark.
In this week's European roundup, there are now five Devils to follow. Ilya Kovalchuk scored a hat trick to lead his team to a big win, Marek Zidlicky managed to not get a penalty in two games, and Anton Volchenkov made his debut and took one.
Matthew Corrente and what he brings to the table is already known by the New Jersey Devils. While he's not expected to make the leap to the next level and stay there, he's done enough that he couldn't kept out of the Top 25 by our writers.