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Kamloops' Rehill taken in fifth round

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

The Devils selected defenseman Ryan Rehill with their fifth-round pick, 131st overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft.

A native of Golden, B.C., Rehill put up four goals, 16 assists for 20 points in 72 games last season with Kamloops (WHL). The 6-2, 210-lb. blueliner was ranked 76th among North American skaters.

Devils Director of Scouting David Conte:
"He’s a big, strong, tough defenseman, in-your-face, very difficult to play against. There’s players in the League like [Boston’s] Adam McQuaid that are somewhat similar profiles. … He has the willingness and he has the size and he has the grit. He needs to improve the skillset in order to use that toughness, but we look forward to having that presence."
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