Michael Cammalleri to Repeat Star Performance for New Jersey Devils Next Season?

April 6th, 2015 by Adam Braun Leave a reply »

The New Jersey Devils are short on players who have had unequivocally solid seasons. Cory Schneider certainly fits the bill in goal, and Andy Greene and Adam Larsson may do the same as defensemen, but at forward, there have been very few success stories in New Jersey this season.

Perhaps the only Devils forward who has lived up to what management hoped for at the start of the season is Michael Cammalleri, who signed with New Jersey as a free agent over the offseason after spending three years with the Calgary Flames. 

He had an impressive goal-scoring pedigree before coming to New Jersey, recording two 30-plus-goal seasons and another two 20-plus-goal seasons.

But at 32 years old and against the backdrop of last season's failed Michael Ryder and Ryane Clowe experiments, there were certainly plenty of reasons to be doubtful regarding Cammalleri's ability to influence the team this season.

However, he has justified the Devils' faith in him by leading the offensively anemic team in goals by a wide margin. This season, New Jersey would be in an awful place without Cammalleri and his 27 goals and 13 assist ...

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