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New Jersey Devils NCAA Update: Nearing the Frozen Four

The end of the NCAA hockey season is upon us. This post provides the final stats for the season and updates on the post-seasons for the Devils prospects in the NCAA.

New Jersey Devils CHL Prospect Update: Filmon Hits 40

Josh Filmon has scored his 40th goal in his draft one season. This post updates on Filmon and the other Devils CHL prospects.

New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: Is it time to start talking about Jakub Malek?

After a slow start, Jakub Malek has turned his season around in the Liiga. This post highlights Malek, goes over the prospect fallout from the Timo Meier trade and updates on the end of the KHL regular season and the other Devils prospects playing in Europe.

Ten Devils Prospects Who Could Be Moved Before the Deadline

The trade deadline is nearly upon us. This week the New Jersey Devils Prospect Review looks at players who could be on the move.

New Jersey Devils CHL Prospect Update: We’re Number Two Edition

Scott Wheeler of the Athletic recently ranked the Devils prospect pool second in the NHL behind only the Minnesota Wild. This post highlights the Devils recent drafting successes and updates on the juniors Devils prospects in Canada.

New Jersey Devils NCAA Prospect Update: Another Big Deal Coming

Devils Assistant GM Dan MacKinnon recently confirmed the worst-kept secret in hockey — Luke Hughes is coming to New Jersey after his season ends in Michigan. This post celebrates that news and updates on the other Devils prospects in the NCAA.

The Devils’ Handling of Alexander Holtz Remains Perplexing

Today we again ask the question: what exactly is the benefit of keeping Alexander Holtz on the NHL roster right now?

New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: Arseni On Fire

After a slow start, Arseni Gritsyuk has returned to his scoring ways that made him the KHL Rookie of the Year last season. This pots highlights Gritsyuk’s turnaround and updates on the other Devils prospects playing in Europe.

New Jersey Devils CHL Prospect Update: Is Josh Filmon another late round gem?

After a double-hattrick, 2022 6th Round pick Josh Filmon is getting his share of looks in a WHL season dominated in the press by future superstar Connor Bedard. This post highlights Filmon’s breakout season and updates on the other Devils prospects in the CHL.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 7 Takeaways from the World Juniors for Devils Fans

The World Juniors now over, this post looks at seven takeaways for Devils fans and the team’s prospects who competed in Canada.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Year-End Review: Your New Jersey Devils All-Prospect Team

As we ring in a new year, we look look at the prospects in the Devils system and put together a team of them. For fun.

A Very Early Look at the 2023 New Jersey Devils Free Agents

The New Jersey Devils have plenty of decisions to make in 2023 regarding their pending unrestricted and restricted free agents. From Jesper Bratt to Mason Geertsen, this post goes over all of them with initial takes on what the Devils should consider doing with them.

5 Devils in the Maritimes: The 2023 World Junior Championships Open Post

New Jersey Devils prospects Luke Hughes, Simon Nemec, Seamus Casey, Topias Vilen, and Petr Hauser will represent their nations at the 2023 World Junior Championships, which starts today. This post is an open one for fans to discuss the tournament as it happens.

New Jersey Devils Prospects World Juniors Preview: The Featured Five

The World Juniors are under way. This post spotlights the five Devils prospects playing in the tournament and highlights their international careers.

New Jersey Devils NCAA Prospects Update: Shlaine Making Strides

After a somewhat uneventful two years with the Huskies, center Artem Shlaine has seemingly found his game since transferring to the Northern Michigan Wildcats this year. This posts spotlights Shlaine and updates on the other Devils prospects playing in the NCAA.

New Jersey Devils Utica Comets Prospect Update: What Happened to Nico Daws?

Nico Daws was a rare bright spot in a disastrous season in goal last year for the Devils. This post updates on Daws and what else is going on in Utica.

New Jersey Devils European Prospects Update: Topias Vilen Getting Noticed

After scoring zero goals last season, former fifth round pick Topias Vilen is now amongst the goal-scoring leaders for a defenseman in the SM-Liiga. This posts spotlights Vilen’s encouraging development and provides updates on the other Devils prospects playing in Europe.

New Jersey Devils Canadian Juniors Prospect Update: Breaking Down Chase Stillman’s Four Goal Night

Stillman recently turned heads with a four goal (five point) performance against Mississauga. Has the pesky forward turned a corner? This post goes over Stillman’s big night and what his future may hold and provides updates on the other Devils prospects in the CHL.

New Jersey Devils NCAA Prospect Update: Comparing Luke Hughes

Just how good is Luke Hughes? This post shows how well the Devils 4th overall pick compares to former NCAA defensemen now playing in the NHL and provides updates on other Devils collegiate prospects including outstanding freshman Seamus Casey.

New Jersey Devils AHL Update: Nemec Settling In

2nd Overall pick Simon Nemec represents the future of the Devils blueline. This post spotlights Nemec’s adjustment to North America and provides updates on the other Devils prospects playing for Utica.

Devils European Prospect Update: Bardakov Rising

Zakhar Bardakov seems to be picking up where he left off before his injury. This post spotlights Bardakov, provides updates on the other Devils European prospects and introduces you, the People Who Matter, to your new prospect writer — me.

Thoughts Ahead of the 2022-23 Utica Comets Season

The Utica Comets 2022-23 season in the American Hockey League is just a few weeks away. In today’s post, I’ll post some quick thoughts about the team as they look to build upon a successful 2021-22 campaign.

Simon Nemec: Let Him Ride or Let His Contract Slide?

One of the decisions the New Jersey Devils will make in preseason is what to do with defenseman Simon Nemec. He is on an entry level contract and so he can play for New Jersey. Would it be better for him to play in Utica and let his ELC slide? This post discusses that decision in detail.

An Early Season Look at the Devils KHL & MHL Prospects

In today’s post, I’ll be taking a look at how the Devils’ Russian-based prospects have started their seasons across the KHL and MHL.

The Waiver Exempt New Jersey Devils Players for the 2022-23 Season

Preseason is the perfect time to be aware of which New Jersey Devils players are exempt from waivers for the upcoming season. This post goes into who they are, how much time and games are left on their exemption, and who has the pressure to perform in camp because of it.

The 56 Players at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Training Camp

This morning, the New Jersey Devils announced their 56-player roster for their 2022 training camp. This post goes over who is in, who is expected to make the New Jersey Devils, who cannot, and everyone else.

The 2022 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Top Five

It is finally time to release the Top 5 of the 2022 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25. This group includes four forwards and a defenseman. The four forwards are already key contributors for the New Jersey Devils while the defenseman is perhaps just a season away from contributing.

Notable Prospects the Devils are Playing Against at the 2022 Prospects Challenge

The New Jersey Devils will play 3 games at the 2022 Prospects Challenge, starting with Montreal tonight. This post goes over the main names and some not-so-well-known names of the Devils’ opponents for this year’s tourney.

New Jersey Devils Announce 28-Man Rookie Camp & Prospect Challenge Roster

Rookies have reported in for the New Jersey Devils this year. With the 2022 Prospect Challenge starting on Friday, the Devils announced a 28-man roster with 4 goalies, 9 defensemen, and 15 forwards. Learn who is among them and who may be unfamiliar to you in this post.

The 2022 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Reveal of 10th to 6th

It’s time to reveal the first set of players in our top 10 for the 2022 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 ranking. This group consists of four forwards and a defenseman. All of the forwards have varying levels of experience with New Jersey while the defenseman is a top prospect from this year’s draft class.

Establishing Depth is a Goal for the 2022 New Jersey Devils Rookie Camp

Rookie camp will begin for the New Jersey Devils this Tuesday and the Prospect Challenge games will start on Friday. Why is there a rookie camp? This post points out why: to help establish depth beyond the 23-man roster.

The 2022 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Third 5 Revealed from 15th to 11th

The 2022 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 series continues today with the players that finished in the middle of the pack. This group includes 3 forwards, a defenseman, and a goaltender.