Devils fans and the organization were excited about the club's addition of Nikita Gusev. The talented Russian forward has been described as "the best player outside the NHL" and he is expected to increase the offensive talent level of the Devils roster.
"He's very skilled," said Devils defenseman Will Butcher. "I thought he was a little bit bigger, to be honest, but he's very skilled and I think he's a huge addition for us. He'll be very good, especially being a power-play player, it's nice to see a guy like him come in. It'll be great."
Gusev had 82 points in 62 KHL games last season, leading the league by a 13-point margin.