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Adam Larsson | Defenseman

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
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Devils GM Lou Lamoriello insists that the organization isn't on the brink of giving up on Adam Larsson.
Larsson entered the NHL amid big expectations after being taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but he's played in just 128 NHL games at this point. That alone wouldn't be too troubling, but his role seems to be declining each season. "You have to be patient with young players," Lamoriello pointed out. That being said, if Larsson has a bad season, it wouldn't be surprising for us if the Devils balked at giving him another one-way contract. Sep 23 - 1:55 PM

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Adam Larsson knows he has to earn a spot on the New Jersey Devils blueline this season.

Larsson has been with the Devils for three seasons and while he played at the NHL level in his first two seasons after being drafted fourth overall in the 2011 Draft, he played only 26 games with New Jersey last season and 33 with Albany of the AHL. "I know I have to be good enough," Larsson said. "That’s what the reality is. It doesn’t matter what they say or what they promise. I have to be good enough." We cannot recommend him in fantasy pools this season at this time.
Sep 21 - 8:07 AM

Defenseman Adam Larsson has struggled at the NHL level and this could be a make or break season as a Devil.

New Jersey took Larsson with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 Draft and while he played at the NHL level his first two seasons, he played only 26 games with the Devils last season while playing 33 times for their AHL affiliate in Albany. Larsson has plenty of talent but may be in need of a change of scenery. The good news is that he is only 21 and he can look at fellow Swede Victor Hedman who finally became a stud blueliner in 2013-14 after being selected second overall six seasons ago.
Sep 13 - 8:38 AM

Defenseman Adam Larsson has reportedly agreed to terms with the Devils on a new one-year, $900,000 contract.

The blueliner thought to be a surefire NHLer when he was drafted has struggled to find consistency at the highest level, but optimism remains due to his relatively young age. This contract agreement puts to rest the chatter from earlier in the offseason suggesting Larsson may be interested in a signing a deal to play in Sweden.
Jun 30 - 8:25 PM

Adam Larsson has no intention of playing overseas, according to his agent J.P. Barry.

Barry added that he's been talking about a contract for the young defenseman with Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. "We're talking to Lou and just trying to figure out what his role would be for next year and what's best for him developmentally," Barry said. "I don't know where that (the talk of him going to Sweden) came from."
Jun 12 - 3:12 PM

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello doesn't think Adam Larsson will bolt to play in Sweden next season.

"I don't have any knowledge of that," Lamoriello said amid rumors on Wednesday suggesting it was possible. He also denied that there was any concern over losing Larsson, who New Jersey took with the fourth overall pick in 2011. He's a restricted free agent next month and hasn't been happy with his playing time. Larsson appeared in just 26 NHL games in 2013-14.
Jun 12 - 10:53 AM

With Marek Zidlicky re-signed, Adam Larsson's task of making the Devils' opening game roster has been made that much more difficult.

The Devils now have five defensemen signed to one-way contracts and a sixth that will almost certainly make the team in Jon Merrill. That doesn't leave much room for Larsson, who spent a good chunk of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that the team still might make other moves in that regard though, so it's possible that New Jersey plans to move or even buy out a defenseman. Meanwhile, Larsson is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer.
Jun 4 - 9:45 AM

Adam Larsson figures he'll be sent back to AHL Albany to help them out.

The New Jersey Devils have little left to play for and their season will be over soon anyways. "I would love to go there and play the rest of the way, try to be a part of their playoff, if they make it," Larsson said. He has 19 points in 32 AHL games in 2013-14.
Apr 11 - 9:20 AM

Adam Larsson has been called up by New Jersey on an emergency basis.

He's expected to play on Monday because Jonanthan Merrill won't be available to suit up after being struck in the face with a deflected shot on Saturday. Larsson has 19 points in 32 AHL contests this season.
Mar 31 - 4:42 PM

The Devils plan on keeping Adam Larsson in the minors for a while longer, according to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello.

Larsson has four assists in six AHL games. He has a lot of offensive upside, but hasn't been able to firmly establish himself with the Devils since being taken in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Jan 22 - 2:23 PM

Adam Larsson had three assists Saturday while playing in the AHL for Albany.

Larsson was sent to the minors on a conditioning stint after being sidelined since November 23 with a lower body injury. The talented defenseman has not done a lot in the NHL but remember that he just turned 21 and has played three seasons in the NHL. He will get it together and we recommend him in keeper leagues but not just yet in one-year pools.
Jan 12 - 8:45 AM

Adam Larsson has been assigned to the minors.

He had been sidelined since Nov. 23, with a lower-body injury, but this apparently isn't a conditioning stint. Larsson has three points and a minus-4 rating in 20 games this year.
Jan 9 - 2:15 PM

Adam Larsson (lower body) will miss Friday's game.

Larsson hasn't played since Nov. 23. He has a goal and two assists in 20 games this season.
Jan 1 - 12:11 PM

Adam Larsson (lower body) resumed skating last week.

Coach Pete DeBoer said Larsson suffered "a fairly significant injury" when he crashed into the boards on Nov. 23 in San Jose. DeBoer described the lower-body injury as "a pretty standard kind of four-to-six week type thing." He has been skating on his own lately.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 04:40:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils placed Adam Larsson on the injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 23 on Sunday.

The fourth pick of the 2011 NHL Draft hasn't paid immediate dividends for the Devils, at least yet. He has three points and a -4 rating in 20 games played this season.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Reid Boucher
5Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Tuomo Ruutu
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Michael Ryder
3Damien Brunner
4Martin Havlat
5Steve Bernier
6Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Marek Zidlicky
3Bryce Salvador
4Eric Gelinas
5Peter Harrold
6Adam Larsson
7Jonathon Merrill
8Renat Mamashev
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
3Scott Clemmensen