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No New Jersey player reached the 50-point mark last season and only two (Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri) recorded at least 40 points. Acquiring forward Kyle Palmieri in a trade with Anaheim over the summer does help matters, but offensively the Devils look like a long-term project that has only barely begun. Years from now, perhaps Pavel Zacha, who was taken with the sixth overall pick, will be a serious scoring threat, but for now New Jersey doesn’t have much in the way of young, NHL-ready forwards.
Stefan Matteau might establish himself as an NHL regular at the age of 21, but the 2012 first-round pick has never been a major contributor offensively. There’s always the chance that Henrique, 25, will take a step forward, but his career-high remains 51 points from his rookie season when he was working with Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk. There’s clearly no one at that level for him to play off of at this time.
The good news is that the Devils’ situation looks less bleak when you move past their offense as in contrast, the blueline’s rebuild seems to be moving along nicely. Adam Larsson took a significant step forward last season and the hope is that he’ll lead the charge along with Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, and Damon Severson. The oldest of them, Gelinas, only celebrated his 24th birthday in May.
Then of course there’s their goaltending, which is in the capable hands of Cory Schneider. He demonstrated last season under trying circumstances that the Devils’ goalie situation remains their strength, even in the post-Martin Brodeur era.
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed center Adam Henrique to a new multi-year contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
You have to give the New Jersey Devils all the credit tonight. They could have easily packed it in early but played their best game of the series to win 3-1.
Game 5 is Saturday night at 8:00pm ET and back on NBC in the US.
One more win and we have a series and now the Kings make the long trip back to Jersey with a little doubt in their mind.
Here is the Adam Henrique goal late in the 3rd that broke the 1-1 tie.
Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils scored in 2OT, his second of the game, to defeat the Florida Panthers 3-2.
Both teams gave it all they had and the Devils capitalized on a Florida turnover to score the game winner.
Here is the 2OT goal…
from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,
Adam Henrique did not want any part of the family business.
His Dad owned and worked on a tobacco farm in Burford, Ont., just outside of Wayne Gretzky’s hometown of Branford. The New Jersey Devils rookie centre spent enough time working alongside his father in the summer to know that hockey was a worthwhile pursuit.
“He made it hard on us,” Henrique recalled on a visit to Toronto to play the Maple Leafs earlier this week. “I didn’t want to be a farmer when I grew up. I think working there in the summer and seeing how hard he had to work to put food on the table, it showed me that I wanted to be here playing in the NHL for a long time.”
Per Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:
“The Devils’ Adam Larsson and Adam Henrique will be among the 27 top NHL rookie prospects in attendance at the MasterCard Centre outside Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 30 for the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase.”
The full story can be read here.
• Yesterday, the Devils trimmed their roster, sending 15 players to Albany of the AHL and four back to their respective junior teams. No surprises in the cuts made, with the most notable names being forwards Adam Henrique and Darcy Zajac. With Jordan Parise likewise cut from New York Rangers camp, plans for the Parise and Zajac brothers to get a place together in Hoboken: ruined.