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Devils' Castron excited for 2016 Draft

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

All amateur scouts' eyes on the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo. (Photo: Getty Images) Draft expert Mike Morreale is in Buffalo this week covering the more than 100 NHL Draft hopefuls attending the Combine. On Tuesday, he caught up with the person whose observations could determine the Devils' selection at the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24.

Devils director of amateur scouting Paul Castron said he likes the depth of the 2016 draft class. New Jersey has nine picks in the draft, including the 11th pick in the first round, two picks in the third and two in the fourth.

"If you eliminate [Oilers center] Connor McDavid, this draft is as good, maybe better, than the top 15 players chosen last year in terms of depth," Castron said. "There are some dynamic players, big kids who are developing. Even where we're sitting at pick 11 in the first round, I'm pretty excited about who we might get."

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