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What will Devils do with the No. 11 pick?

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

The lottery results are in and the Devils will head to the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo with the 11th overall pick in tow.

Will the Devils prioritize a particular team need? Select the best player available? The draft experts at NHL.com weigh in on what the Devils will do with this year's first-round selection.

NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor Adam Kimelman:

Alexander Nylander, LW, Mississauga (OHL)

The Devils averaged a League-low 2.22 goals per game this season so an offensive upgrade is needed. Nylander, a 6-foot, 180-pound forward, is a dynamic skater and offensive talent that excelled for Sweden at the World Juniors, and led all OHL rookies in points.


NHL.com Staff Writer Mike G. Morreale:

Clayton Keller, C, USA U-18 (USHL)

A skilled left-shot forward, Keller (5-9, 168) possesses the smarts, speed and competitiveness to succeed at the next level. He led USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 team with 107 points in 62 games. He had four goals and 10 points in seven games to help the U.S. win bronze at the 2016 IIHF World U-18 Championship. Keller is committed to Boston University in 2016-17, but also was selected in the second round (No. 40) of the 2014 OHL Draft by Windsor.



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