Player News - Devils

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Miles Wood was the third star of Thursday's preseason game despite being given limited playing time.

Wood only logged 8:35 minutes, but as previously mentioned he also scored the Devils' lone goal in the 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers. What makes this all particularly good for Wood is the fact that he was playing for the second consecutive day. That wasn't the original plan, but he was a late addition to the game roster because Devante Smith-Pelly (upper body) was unavailable. Wood felt it was actually easier on him this way because he didn't have to spend much time dwelling on the fact that he would play before the game actually started.
Sep 30 - 11:07 AM

Miles Wood found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-1 preseason loss to the Rangers.

Wood scored an unassisted goal at 13:00 mark of the second period to cut the Rangers' lead to 2-1. The 21-year-old will enter his first full pro season this year. Wood scored 10 goals and 35 points in 37 games at Boston College last season. He'll likely open the season in the minors.
Sep 29 - 10:08 PM

Miles Wood will get a chance to play in Thursday's preseason game.

That wasn't the original plan, but as previously mentioned Devante Smith-Pelly is out with an upper-body injury. Wood had 10 goals and 35 points in 37 games with Boston College last season. He then inked an entry-level contact with the Devils and made his NHL debut in April to help guide him over the summer.
Sep 29 - 6:15 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Smith-Pelly will be kept out of Thursday's preseason contest as a result. He had 14 goals and 25 points in 64 games with the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils last season.
Sep 29 - 1:12 PM

Damon Severson might end up playing alongside Andy Greene this season.

Severson has been paired with Greene before, but in 2015-16 Greene and Adam Larsson spent the vast majority of the season playing together. The Devils traded away Larsson though, so there's an opening. "You see how successful we were before I got injured as a pairing," Severson said of his previous stint with Greene during the 2014-15 campaign. "I was the most comfortable ever since I got here with him. Obviously, he’s a good defenseman and an easy guy to play with. It makes you excited to play with a guy like that. As a captain, he’s one of the greatest leaders on our team. To be able to play alongside that will just help me as a player. Hopefully, we’ll stick together for a long time, feed off each other and play big minutes for the team and be successful."
Sep 29 - 10:50 AM

Kyle Quincey has agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,250,000.

In 47 games with Detroit last season, he collected 11 points, 49 hits and 62 blocks. Quincey will be a depth player for the Devils in 2016-17, but he did get a one-way deal.
Sep 28 - 12:45 PM

Nick Lappin scored both of the Devils' markers in their 2-0 victory over Philadelphia Monday night.

Lappin inked a two-year, entry-level contract with the Devils back in March as an undrafted free agent. The early part of Lappin's pro career has gone well with him recording three goals and seven points in 12 AHL contests and then another seven points in 11 AHL playoff games. "I thought it was pretty good," Lappin said after his two-goal performance on Monday. "I was pretty nervous going into the game. But after a couple of shifts I stopped thinking about that. I was able to play with two good players." It's worth noting that he logged 3:59 minutes shorthanded of his 16:31 total.
Sep 27 - 5:40 AM

New Jersey goalies Keith Kinkaid and Anders Lindback combined for 21 saves in a 2-0 shutout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in exhibition play Monday night.

Kinkaid started and made six saves and Lindback entered during the second period and made 15 saves. Forward Nick Lappin scored both New Jersey goals. Alex Lyon also shone in net for Philly, making 28 saves on 29 shots.
Sep 26 - 11:09 PM

Adam Henrique netted two goals to spark the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Montreal Canadiens Monday night.

Michael McLeod had New Jersey's other goal. New Devil Taylor Hall, obtained in a major off-season trade from the Edmonton Oilers, fired three shots on goal in 17:53 of ice time. Montreal got a goal from defenseman Zach Redmond.
Sep 26 - 10:59 PM

Taylor Hall will play his first game as a New Jersey Devil Monday.

The Devils will open their pre-season with a split-squad and Hall will be going to Montreal to take on the Canadiens. Hall was not happy with the Oilers decision to trade him and it could be good news for fantasy owners who select Hall that he has a chip on his shoulder this season. Hall will provide the Devils with some much needed scoring and should get 65-70 points this season if he remains healthy.
Sep 26 - 8:04 AM

Beau Bennett is thrilled about his chance to play with the New Jersey Devils.

Bennett was picked up by the Devils in a trade with the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at the Entry Draft and the Devils re-signed him to a one-year deal worth $725,000. The oft-injured forward has always been highly regarded but just when he makes some headway, it seems like he gets hurt. He has just 16 goals and 45 points in 129 games in four NHL seasons and needs to stay healthy one season to show what he is capable of doing. He had 12 points in 33 games last season.
Sep 25 - 8:43 AM

Reid Boucher missed scrimmaging on Saturday due to a hip flexor.

Boucher had eight goals and 19 points in 39 NHL games last season and is expected to take on a bigger role in 2016-17. Consider him day-to-day for now and look for a 40 point season out of the winger.
Sep 25 - 7:31 AM

Jon Merrill has looked good thus far in training camp.

Merrill had off-season surgery on his shoulder and there was some question as to whether or not he would be able to start the season. Well there is no worries about that now as the blueliner has looked good. The Devils are looking for a defenseman who can score and Merrill thinks he can contribute. "Inconsistency is something I’ve struggled with throughout my career," Merrill said. "It’s my fourth year. I want to be more reliable every night. I think I can be that guy." Merrill had only five points in 47 games last season so don`t expect a lot this season.
Sep 25 - 7:28 AM

Adam Henrique skated alongside Taylor Hall and Devante Smith-Pelly in the Devils' scrimmage on Friday.

It's hard to read too much into a line used in an early camp intrasquad game, but there is a solid chance that Henrique and Hall will end up playing together in the season opener. That would be a great arrangement for Henrique and might even lead to him flirting with the 60-point mark for the first time, provided that Hall and Henrique end up spending a good chunk of the season on the same unit.
Sep 24 - 6:25 AM

Scott Wedgewood would have to clear waivers if he doesn't make the Devils' opening game roster.

Keith Kinkaid and Anders Lindback (PTO) are Wedgewood's competitors for the backup job, so if waivers weren't a factor Wedgewood probably wouldn't end up with an opening game roster spot. There is a chance he'd clear waivers anyways if he was exposed to them, but another team might be interested in grabbing him due to his upside. The 24-year-old had a 1.55 GAA and .933 save percentage in 22 AHL contests last season along with a 1.24 GAA and .957 save percentage in four starts with the Devils.
Sep 23 - 4:17 PM


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