New Jersey Devils: How Adam Henrique Will Impact the Future of the Team

August 2nd, 2012 by Amy Streifer Leave a reply »
When the New Jersey Devils are brought up in conversation, all of the well-known players such as Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias are mentioned. However, one fairly new player will be spoken about just as much in the upcoming years. Adam Henrique is only 22 years old, but he has already proved to be a tremendous contributor to New Jersey's roster.

Last season, Henrique played in 74 games and finished with 16 goals and 35 assists. However, Henrique's postseason skills were the most impressive. During the 2011-2012 playoffs, Henrique scored five goals, three of which were game-winners.

The loss of Zach Parise will be devastating to New Jersey, but having Henrique around will cushion the blow a bit for the squad. The Canadian-born center has incredible puck-handling skills, is a great passer and can be a team leader when he needs to be.

Henrique is young talent to a roster that continues to get older. Elias is 36, Brodeur is 40 and Petr Sykora is 35. All of these players contribute to the team, and they each have an important role, but New Jersey needs younger players that will be able to compete for 10 years or more.

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