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New Jersey Devils draft recap

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

Once again, the New Jersey Devils were the unquestioned stars of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The team that has made magic in the past with picks such as legends Ari Ahonen, Christian Berglund and Adrian Forster early in the draft,  did it again this year by moving down in the draft twice to get heralded Swedish forward Mattias Tedenby, a mighty-mite forward in the mold of Brian Gionta.

Then, GM Lou Lamoriello and Director of Scouting David Conte used the extra picks garnered in moving down the first round to add depth to an organization that has struggled to advance deep in the playoffs since winning the Stanley Cup in 2003.

“We believe that we have addressed many of the team’s needs with our selections here in Ottawa,” said Lamoriello. “Tedenby is an elite player that will fit into our system and some of our later picks will be contributors to the organization in coming years.”

Here is a look at New Jersey’s 2008 NHL Entry Draft class:

Tedenby
No. 24 Mattias Tedenby, LW, HV71 (Sweden) -- “We believe that we have addressed many of the team’s needs with our selections here in Ottawa,” said Lamoriello. “Tedenby is an elite player that will fit into our system and some of our later picks will be contributors to the organization in coming years.”

No. 48 Martin Brodeur, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL) -- “We believe that we have addressed many of the team’s needs with our selections here in Ottawa,” said Lamoriello. “Tedenby is an elite player that will fit into our system and some of our later picks will be contributors to the organization in coming years.”

No. 72 Scott Stevens, D, Kitchener (OHL) -- “We believe that we have addressed many of the team’s needs with our selections here in Ottawa,” said Lamoriello. “Tedenby is an elite player that will fit into our system and some of our later picks will be contributors to the organization in coming years.”

No. 24 Mattias Tedenby, LW, HV71 (Sweden) -- “We believe that we have addressed many of the team’s needs with our selections here in Ottawa,” said Lamoriello. “Tedenby is an elite player that will fit into our system and some of our later picks will be contributors to the organization in coming years.”

No. 48 Martin Brodeur, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL) -- “We believe that we have addressed many of the team’s needs with our selections here in Ottawa,” said Lamoriello. “Tedenby is an elite player that will fit into our system and some of our later picks will be contributors to the organization in coming years.”

No. 72 Scott Stevens, D, Kitchener (OHL) -- “We believe that we have addressed many of the team’s needs with our selections here in Ottawa,” said Lamoriello. “Tedenby is an elite player that will fit into our system and some of our later picks will be contributors to the organization in coming years.”


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