New Jersey Devils Recent Draft Picks: 2000 – 2009

June 24th, 2010 by levinakl Leave a reply »
On the heels of the 2010 draft, now is a good time to take a look the last ten years of NHL drafts for the Devils in order to see how things look in terms of how they have done, and if it may give any insight to how the Devils might draft in 2010. Keep in mind, the Devils traded their first round pick to Atlanta in the Ilya Kovalchuk deal, but swapped second round picks, moving the Devils first pick up to #38 overall. Keep in mind, hindsight is 20/20, so I don't mean to come across as too critical of the Devils when I point out who they could have drafted in certain places, I am just pointing it out for informational purposes and for some fun so we can think about what might have been. Looking at the last couple of years it is way too early to get a real feel for the results of the draft. It's probably most fair to wait five years for development to get a real feel for the draft, and who was a true hit or miss may even take up to ten years to truly give a good indication thanks to late bloomers, players who stay in school or overseas, etc.Begin Slideshow


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