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Damon Severson | Defenseman

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Rookie Damon Severson is not only off to a great offensive start, but has also been terrific defensively.
Severson is the surprise of the young NHL season as the 20-year-old defenseman has three goals and four points in four games with all four coming on the road as the Devils have their home opener on Saturday. Severson is a must-own early on and with his ownership rate at only 16 percent in Yahoo leagues, there should be an awful lot of claiming going on today. Oct 18 - 7:27 AM

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Damon Severson was the lone bright spot for the Devils on Thursday night, firing home both New Jersey goals in a 6-2 loss to Washington.

The rookie has simply been outstanding through the first four games of his NHL career with three goals and four points. The 20-year-old offensive defenseman is definitely a young gun to have on your radar going forward, as he seems to be running with his chance to play in the NHL.
Oct 16 - 11:53 PM

Damon Severson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist against the Florida Panthers Saturday.

In only his second career game, Severson garnered his first two points of his NHL career. The 20-year-old defenseman was the big surprise in training camp and it has continued through the first couple of games, forcing the Devils to make former first round pick Adam Larsson a healthy scratch in his first two games. Grab Severson now in fantasy pools if you can.
Oct 12 - 8:17 AM

Damon Severson earned high praise for his first NHL game.

"I thought he was fantastic, composed, not overwhelmed, made plays," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. "When the game turned and it became 3-3, I thought he got better, which means something for a young guy." Severson was a bit of a long shot to even make New Jersey's opening game roster. He had a plus-two rating and two shots on goal in 18:39 minutes of ice time.
Oct 10 - 10:44 AM

Perhaps the biggest surprise on the Devils' 23-man roster is Damon Severson.

Severson has managed to make the jump straight from the WHL to NHL, which is a fairly rare feat for a defenseman. That being said, it didn't come out of left field as Devils coach Pete DeBoer was predicting that Severson would be a serious contender for a spot as early as July. He's got some offensive upside, so it's worth keeping an eye on him.
Oct 8 - 9:22 AM

Damon Severson feels like the time is right to start his NHL career.

Severson was unable to secure a roster spot during the Devils' 2013 training camp and ended up spending the 2013-14 campaign with the WHL Kelowna Rockets. "This year there are spots available, spots to be had and I feel like I'm ready to play in the NHL," he said. "I'm just trying to learn everything possible each and every day to get myself to that final destination. And you can't be complacent. You've got to be the best you can every day and you've got to be getting better each time you step on the ice." He's right about there being slots available and Devils coach Pete DeBoer has also brought Severson up as someone that will be competing for a job. That being said, Severson has a bit of an uphill battle ahead of him as he will likely have to beat out at least one of Adam Larsson, Jon Merrill, or Eric Gelinas in order to make the team's roster.
Jul 15 - 6:40 PM

New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer thinks Damon Severson will compete for a roster spot during training camp.

Adam Larsson, Jon Merrill, Eric Gelinas, and Severson will be fighting for as many as three roster spots. Larsson has the inside track as he got a one-way deal and between the four, Severson is the least likely to make the squad. Still, DeBoer isn't ruling him out at this stage.
Jul 15 - 9:42 AM

Defenseman Damon Severson has joined the Albany Devils of the AHL.

Severson was chosen in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by New Jersey. Severson has been putting up solid (if unspectacular) numbers for a blueliner in the WHL this season. He will make his season debut with Albany very shortly.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Damon Severson registered two primary assists as Kelowna defeated Lethbridge 3-1 on Wednesday.

Severson is putting up solid (if unspectacular) numbers for a blueliner in the WHL, racking up 17 points and 40 PIM in 31 games in 2012-13. The New Jersey Devils selected him in the second round (60th overall) in 2012.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:29:00 AM

Damon Severson earned an assist on Kelowna's game-winning goal in a 3-1 triumph versus Kootenay.

The New Jersey draft pick has 15 points and a plus-8 rating in 30 games this season. He was signed by the Devils in September to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 01:28:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils have signed Damon Severson to a three-year, entry-level deal.

In 56 games with Kelowna in the WHL last season, he produced seven goals, 37 points and 80 penalty minutes. Severson was chosen in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by New Jersey.
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 02:32:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Adam Henrique
4Jacob Josefson
LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Dainius Zubrus
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
5Tuomo Ruutu
6Jordin Tootoo
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Martin Havlat
3Michael Ryder
4Damien Brunner
D1Andy Greene
2Damon Severson
3Marek Zidlicky
4Bryce Salvador
5Eric Gelinas
6Jonathon Merrill
7Adam Larsson
G1Cory Schneider
2Scott Clemmensen