Stanley Cup Finals 2012: Adam Henrique Is a Star in the Making for Devils

June 8th, 2012 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
The Stanley Cup Finals are a time when legacies are starting to build or continue growing. The spotlight is the brightest it’s ever been in professional hockey. Goal scorers are judged on how clutch they are, or conversely, how much they disappear under pressure and goaltenders are critiqued on the big saves they make or the embarrassing goals they allow.

New Jersey Devils' rookie center Adam Henrique is one of the players using the Finals to show what he is made of.

Henrique had a solid first season in New Jersey after spending 2010-11 with the Devils’ AHL affiliate in Albany. He finished the regular season with 51 points and a plus-eight rating, ranking second among NHL rookies in points. He finished behind Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers, last year’s top two draft picks, who each had 52 points.

Henrique also ranked fourth on the Devils in points and was first in the NHL with four shorthanded goals, and he added three game-winning goals.

He has 12 points this postseason, good for fourth on New Jersey, and he is first in the league with three game-winning goa ...

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