Devils Prospect Report

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    1) Marc-Andre Fleury, G - Playing behind one of the worst defenses in the history of the NHL, Fleury has shown glimpses of the goalie he can be. Look for him to possibly join the Devils next year as a backup.

    2) Tomas Vanek, LW - Not getting much press with all the great rookie play this season, but putting up solid numbers in his rookie year with 16 goals and 33 points. Has shown glimpses of the sniper he can be. Will most likely be on the Devils 3rd line next season.

    3) Ryan Getzlaf, C - Recently called up for the second time after putting up insane numbers in the AHL (33 points in 17 games). Getzlaf has 8 goals in 27 games, and sees time on both the power play and penalty kill. At worst will be a very good second line center, could fight for a 4th line spot on the Devils next season.

    4) Patrick O'Sullivan, C - Got off to a slow start in his first AHL season, but currently leads all rookies in points and sits 8th overall. Scored the first goal of the All-Star game. Will fight Getzlaf for the 1st line center position in a couple of years.

    5) Alexandre Semin, LW - Had Caps fans excited after putting up great numbers in the RSL last season, but either opted or was forced to stay in Russia for the year. Not putting up the same numbers this year, but still has about as good puck skills as any prospect anywhere.

    6) Alexandre Picard, LW - Was injured just 2 games into his first NHL callup, but physical forward has put up solid numbers in the AHL since his recovery. Doesn't posses elite skills, but plays hard and gets his share of points.

    7) Bruno Gervais, D - Played in his second AHL All-Star game after receiving two brief callups in NY. Undersized, puck-moving defenseman should be in the NHL for good next season.

    8) Petr Vrana, C - Got off to a solid start to his first pro season, but has hit a wall lately, as have quite a few players on the Rats. Still has a solid 24 points in 44 games, plays a solid game in both ends and shows good leadership despite being undersized.

    9) Yann Danis, G - Got off to a great start with the Canadiens this year, has been solid since being demoted to the AHL and recently was named co-MVP of the All-Star game. While he may not be a top starter in the NHL, he projects to be a very good backup or average starter.

    10) Matt Smaby, D - The Junior captain for North Dakota is a physical, stay at home defenseman who should be a mainstay on the Devils second pairingfor years to come. Will probably need a season or two of seasoning in the AHL before he is ready.

    11) Randy Jones, D - Injured much of the season in the AHL, surprised the Flyers management after injuries forced a callup. His solid play was one of the reasons the team felt confident trading Denis Seidenberg

    12) Maxim Lapierre, C - The defensive forward has had a solid rookie season in the AHL, with 20 points in 47 games, earning him a cup of coffee with the Habs. Will never put up big numbers, but should be a solid 3rd line guy that chips in occassionaly.

    13) Tuomos Pilhman, LW - Big, physical forward has yet to put up the offensive numbers in North America, but didn't look out of place in an 11 game stint in New Jersey. Should be a good energy line player.

    14) Jordan Lavallee, LW - Late bloomer had Thrashers fans excited with a strong training camp, but missed a good portion of the season, and a shot to play in the WJC, with an injury. Physical player hasn't put up big points since coming back, but is definately a player to keep an eye on.

    15) Phillipe Dupuis, C - Injuries cost him a chance to show Jackets fans what he can do in training camp, but has been sensational since returning for his overage season in the Q with 73 points in just 39 games.

    16) Joe Finley, D - A surprise first round pick by the Caps, Finley is a huge defenseman. Will never be mistaken for a power play qb, but is getting good ice time and has been a physical presence in his freshman season for North Dakota.

    17) Mike Card, D - Had a disastrous season before his draft year, but has since rebounded and currently sits tied for 3rd amongst WHL defenseman with 40 points in 42 games. Has decent size and skill, and could be an NHL regular if he keeps his head on straight.

    18) Charlie Cook, D - Free agent signee has been surprisingly solid for a depleted Phantoms blueline. With 12 points and a +5 in 34 games for a subpar team he has shown the ability to succeed at the pro level.

    19) Kelly Guard, G - Suprisingly has won the starting job at Binghamton, with an 11-11-1 record while the other goalies are a combined 6-16-1. Had a stellar WHL career, is a steady goaltender but unspectacular. Could compete for a backup job in a couple of years.

    20) Dylan Hunter, LW - Once again putting up huge numbers for record setting London team. Will be interesting to see how he does in the pros next season.
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