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Devils ready to move forward with 11 new prospects

Development Camp anticipation builds for the newest Devils

by Julie Robenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

CHICAGO -- The Devils added 11 players to the prospect pipeline at the 2017 NHL Draft including Nico Hischier, the first overall selection, and they are very happy with what they were able to accomplish last weekend at United Center.

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#DevilsDraft Recap: Day 2

New Jersey selects ten players on Day 2 of the NHL Draft

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

CHICAGO -- After choosing Nico Hischier first overall in the 2017 NHL Draft on Friday night, the New Jersey Devils selected 10 more players on Day 2 at United Center.

Here's a list of the newest Devils, along with analysis from members of the team's scouting staff.

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Devils and Hischier make history at the 2017 NHL Draft

Hischier becomes the highest ever Swiss-born player to be selected in the NHL Draft

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

 
CHICAGO -- With the first-overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, the New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier, and as the German-speaking Swiss said afterward, his heart rate hit a new high. 

"I was fine this morning, but then as soon as I got to the rink, my pulse went up and stayed there," he said. "And now I have a new pulse max. On the ice I'm not reaching anywhere near what my pulse was tonight after hearing my name called." 

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My Draft Story: Ken Daneyko

Mr. Devil looks back at his 1982 NHL Draft day experience

by Ken Daneyko @KenDaneykoMSG / newjerseydevils.com

Draft to Devil: Ken Daneyko

From Draft to Devil: Ken Daneyko

Ken Daneyko describes his NHL Draft day, which marked the first step in his path to becoming Mr. Devil in New Jersey

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My nerves were at an all-time high ahead of the draft. I'm sure that's still the same today, for any young kid trying to fulfill their dream of getting drafted. I had gone out with my brother the night before and had a "soda" or two to ease the tension (I was 18, you could drink back then in Canada, it was legal!). I didn't go to the draft, because it was in Montreal and I was in Edmonton, and unlike today, not everyone went. I got home a little late and went to bed. 

 

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Heritage. Performance. Progress.

A new jersey for the Devils

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils are looking ahead in 2017 and beyond. While other clubs are revealing heritage jerseys or revealing more of the same, the young club from Newark, N.J., is taking a bold stand in the league with both their team and their sweater. A NEW Jersey is truly about more than just what players are wearing.  

At the helm of the redesign was Adidas design director Jeff Eagles. His challenge: How do you create the NHL's highest performing uniform, while ushering in a new era for a club that is redefining itself on the ice, all while honoring the heritage of every generation of this historic franchise? And it's in this challenge that the Adidas design team, lead by Eagles, forged a new iconic direction for a team that most wouldn't expect it from. 

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Evolution of the NHL Draft

One of the NHL's biggest events has gone through many changes throughout the years

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

Over the years, the NHL Draft has become one of the league's marquee events, complete with bright lights, hundreds of media members, thousands of fans in the stands and more than 100 nervous 18-year-olds waiting to hear their names called. 

But it wasn't always like that. 

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10 Questions with John Hynes

Hynes on first overall pick: "It's an opportunity for us to be able to get an excellent hockey player."

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

Devils head coach John Hynes has spent the first two months of the offseason finding ways to improve his players and coaching staff, as well as himself. He's focused on getting the team back into the playoff picture.
 

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Ten questions with strength and conditioning coach Joe Lorincz

Devils strength and conditioning coach Joe Lorincz and his staff were in Buffalo, N.Y., for the physical testing portion of the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine last week.

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

Devils strength and conditioning coach Joe Lorincz and his staff were in Buffalo, N.Y., for the physical testing portion of the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine last week. Here he shares how he interprets that data and uses it to provide the team's scouts with better insight - and help make the players the team selects better athletes. 

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Ten Questions with Devils GM Ray Shero

Julie Robenhymer sits down for an all-access interview with Ray Shero at the NHL Combine

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

Ray Shero at NHL Scouting Combine

Ray Shero at NHL Scouting Combine

Devils general manager Ray Shero sits down with Julie Robenhymer to discuss the prospect interview process at the NHL Scouting Combine

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - By the time the week ends, Devils management will have met with more than 65 prospects at the 2017 NHL Scouting Combine. With 11 picks, including the first-overall selection, the Devils will have plenty of decisions to make at next month's draft, and interviews conducted here at KeyBank Center will help the team decide whose names they will call on stage in Chicago. I met with Devils general manager Ray Shero to find out more about what happens in the Devils' interview suite.
 

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NHL Scouting Combine 101

The 2017 NHL Combine gets underway in Buffalo

by Julie Robenhymer @JulieRobenhymer / newjerseydevils.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Before general manager Ray Shero steps up to the podium in Chicago to announce the Devils' choice for top pick in the draft, he'll be on the hunt this week at KeyBank Center during the NHL Scouting Combine.

While it doesn't get a lot of attention, the Combine is an important milestone on the road to the draft. Many hockey fans know of the physical testing that happens during the combine's final two days, but arguably the most important part happens behind closed doors in the days before. That's when prospects are interviewed by team executives, psychologists and scouts.

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