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Damon Severson | Defenseman | #28

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (60) / NJ

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Don't be surprised if Damon Severson is in the Devils' lineup for Game 2 against Tampa Saturday afternoon.
Severson was a healthy scratch for Game 1, but New Jersey coach John Hynes hinted at a few lineup changes after the Devils' 5-2 loss and there are strong indications one of them could be Severson suiting up. Chack back with us closer to the 3:00 pm puck drop. Apr 14 - 9:49 AM

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Damon Severson will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Severson has now been scratched in each of New Jersey's last three games. The 23-year-old has nine goals and 23 points in 75 games this season. Jesper Bratt, Jimmy Hayes and Drew Stafford will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 5 - 6:47 PM

Damon Severson is on a three-game point streak.

Severson has recorded an assist in each of those games. He has nine goals and 22 points in 68 contests in 2017-18. This is the third straight campaign that he's recorded at least 20 points, though he's likely to finish below his 2016-17 total of 31 points.
Mar 18 - 10:43 AM

Damon Severson scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the New York Islanders.

It's a solid offensive performance for a guy who was made a healthy scratch at the beginning of the month. Severson did all of his damage in the second period, as he scored back-to-back goals less than two minutes apart. His first tally gave the Devils a 2-1 lead while his second made it 3-1 for his team. Severson finished the game with a plus-2 rating, five shots on goal and one hit in 21:07 of ice time. He's now amassed three points in his last two contests. He's up to six goals and 12 points in 40 games this season. Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall also scored for the Devils.
Jan 16 - 9:46 PM

The New Jersey Devils have decided to scratch Damon Severson tonight vs. the St. Louis Blues.

Head coach John Hynes mentioned a few defensive lapses over the last couple of games as the reason why he decided to bench Severson for Ben Lovejoy. Jimmy Hayes and Drew Stafford will also be scratched.
Jan 2 - 7:50 PM

Damon Severson found the back of the net in New Jersey's 3-2 win against Vancouver on Friday.

Severson has three goals and eight points in 21 games this season. After setting a career-high last season with 31 points, he might end up doing about that well again in 2017-18.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 08:59:00 AM

Damon Severson will draw back in Thursday against Edmonton.

Severson was a healthy scratch Tuesday. He has one goal and four points in 13 contests this year. Ben Lovejoy will head to the press box instead.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Damon Severson will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Severson has a goal and three assists in 13 games this season. It's the first time he serves as a healthy scratch this season. Dalton Prout will also watch the game from the press box.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 07:06:00 PM

New Jersey has signed Damon Severson to a six-year contract.

The new deal will have an average annual salary of $4,166,700. Severson registered a personal best 31 points in 80 games last season. "We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season," said GM Ray Shero in a statement. "Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club and he is a young defenseman that we are excited to work with. This deal shows our ownership's commitment in what we continue to build here. We look forward to helping Damon continue to grow and develop as a player."
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Devils GM Ray Shero said it's time for Damon Severson and the New Jersey Devils to come to terms on an contract extension.

Severson is a restricted free agent and he won't be in camp if there's no deal in place. "It's just a matter of finding the right length, and whether it will be a shorter- or longer-term deal," Shero said. "If it's long-term, the structure is really important. If it makes sense shorter term and we do some sort of bridge deal, I'd do that too. Damon has a lot of upside to his game and it's important for him to be at training camp; he wants to be there. I just think at this point, it's time to make a deal, and as of [Friday] both sides were making a real concerted effort to really try to make a deal. We're closing in on that, so we'll see what happens over the next couple of days." Severson had three goals and 31 points in 80 games last season. He averaged just over 20 minutes of ice time per game in 2016-17.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:36:00 PM

Damon Severson and the New Jersey Devils still haven't been able to come to terms on a contract extension.

Severson, who is a restricted free agent, quietly put up decent offensive numbers last season, as he had three goals and 31 points in 80 games. He averaged just over 20 minutes of time per game, but he also finished with a mind-boggling minus-31 rating. The Devils have over $18.7 million in cap space, so a deal should be completed soon. The fact that he doesn't have arbitration rights probably gives the Devils the upper hand in this negotiation.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 09:50:00 AM

Devils GM Ray Shero doesn't feel any need to rush the contract negotiations with Damon Severson.

Severson is a restricted free agent who didn't have arbitration rights so as long as he's signed before the start of training camp there isn't any issue. He's coming off a strong campaign where he had three goals, 31 points, and 58 penalty minutes in 80 contests. "He’s still a young defenseman that we’re excited to work with, and we want to make sure he understands that," Shero said. "So we’ll get some options with him and his agent, and there’s no rush there. We look forward to doing that and getting some of these other guys signed."
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 08:56:00 PM

Damon Severson and Blake Coleman are projected to be scratched against the Red Wings on Sunday.

Through 80 games this season Severson has posted three goals and 31 points along with 58 PIMs, 72 blocks and 79 hits. Coleman meanwhile has picked up three points in 21 games this season.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Damon Severson found himself on the bench Saturday.

Severson missed the last 16:08 of the game as he never left the bench because of some poor play. "There were some soft plays early in the game," coach John Hynes said. "A soft pinch on a two-on-one against. He’s got to be more in tune, more prepared to play. He’s got to play harder on the ice. If we have seven defensemen and one guy doesn’t have it, you’re going to sit on the bench." Severson has three goals and 31 points this season with 58 penalty minutes but his minus-31 rating is tied for the third worst in the NHL.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 08:50:00 AM

Damon Severson will make his return to the lineup in Tuesday's game against Columbus.

He missed Sunday's game because of an upper-body injury, but he seems to have recovered enough to play. He has three goals and 24 assists in 64 games this season.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 06:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nico Hischier
2Travis Zajac
3Pavel Zacha
4Brian Boyle
5Blake Coleman
6Michael McLeod
7Kevin Rooney
LW1Taylor Hall
2Jesper Bratt
3Patrick Maroon
4Brian Gibbons
5Michael Grabner
6Miles Wood
7Blake Pietila
RW1Kyle Palmieri
2Marcus Johansson
3Drew Stafford
4Stefan Noesen
5Christoph Bertschy
6Jimmy Hayes
7Nick Lappin
D1Sami Vatanen
2Damon Severson
3Will Butcher
4Andy Greene
5John Moore
6Mirco Mueller
7Ben Lovejoy
8Brian Strait
9Steven Santini
G1Cory Schneider
2Keith Kinkaid
3Eddie Lack