New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Week 1

Bruce Bennett

A look at the Devils prospects after the first week of the AHL season saw a few impressive players stand out.

Welcome to the first New Jersey Devils prospect update of the 2013-2014 season. While we are still waiting for college hockey to begin, the AHL, KHL, OHL, WHL, and QMJHL seasons have begun and some Devils' prospects are impressing early.

Albany Devils














Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Jon Merrill 1992 Albany AHL D 1 0 3 3 3.00 1 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Whitney 1988 Albany AHL LW 1 1 1 2 2.00 1 0 1 0 3 33.3
Scott Timmins 1989 Albany AHL C 1 1 0 1 1.00 1 0 0 0 2 50
David Wohlberg 1990 Albany AHL C 1 1 0 1 1.00 1 0 0 0 3 33.3
Harri Pesonen 1988 Albany AHL LW 1 0 1 1 1.00 1 2 0 0 4 0
Reid Boucher 1993 Albany AHL LW 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Brandon Burlon 1990 Albany AHL D 1 0 0 0 0.00 -1 0 0 0 2 0
Eric Gelinas 1991 Albany AHL D 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 4 0
Seth Helgeson 1990 Albany AHL D 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cam Janssen 1984 Albany AHL RW 1 0 0 0 0.00 -2 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Kelly 1989 Albany AHL D 1 0 0 0 0.00 -1 0 0 0 1 0
Stefan Matteau 1994 Albany AHL LW 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chris McKelvie 1985 Albany AHL LW 1 0 0 0 0.00 -2 0 0 0 0 0
Corbin McPherson 1988 Albany AHL D 1 0 0 0 0.00 -1 2 0 0 0 0
Rod Pelley 1984 Albany AHL C 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 0 0 1 0
Tim Sestito 1984 Albany AHL C 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mike Sislo 1988 Albany AHL RW 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darcy Zajac 1986 Albany AHL C 1 0 0 0 0.00 -3 0 0 0 0 0
Reece Scarlett 1993 Albany AHL D - - - -
- - - - - -
Kelly Zajac 1988 Elmira ECHL C - - - -
- - - - - -
Harry Young 1989 Elmira ECHL D - - - -
- - - - - -
Raman Hrabarenka 1992 Elmira ECHL D - - - -
- - - - - -
Riley Boychuk 1991 Elmira ECHL LW - - - -
- - - - - -
Mike Hoeffel 1989 Elmira ECHL LW










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TOTALS



1 3 5 8 -5 8 1 0 26 0.115
















Goalies Birth Year Team League Position GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
Keith Kinkaid 1989 Albany AHL G 1 58:44:00 0 1 0 0 4 4.09 18 0.818
Scott Wedgewood 1992 Albany AHL G - - - - - - - - - -
Maxime Clermont 1991 Elmira ECHL G - - - - - - - - - -
Anthony Brodeur 1995 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL G 4 238:30:00 3 1 0 0 11 2.77 70 0.864
















Player Birth Year Team League Position GP G A PTS PPG +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
Artur Gavrus 1994 Dinamo Minsk KHL C 12 1 3 4 0.33 2 4 0 0 14 7.14%
Vladimir Zharkov 1988 CSKA Moskva KHL RW 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 5 0.00%
Graham Black 1993 Swift Current Broncos WHL C 6 4 4 8 1.33 3 6 3 0 -
Myles Bell 1993 Kelowna Rockets WHL LW 5 5 1 6 1.20 3 13 1 0

Damon Severson 1994 Kelowna Rockets WHL D 5 2 5 7 1.40 2 8 0 0

Ben Johnson 1994 Windsor Spitfires OHL C 5 5 0 5 1.00 3 0 0 1

Ben Thomson 1993 Kitchener Rangers OHL LW 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 5 0 0

Ryan Kujawinski 1995 Kingston Frontenacs OHL C 6 4 2 6 1.00 3 10 1 0

Blake Coleman 1991 Miami Ohio NCAA C - - - -
- - - - - -
Alexander Kerfoot 1994 Harvard University NCAA C - - - -
- - - - - -
Blake Pietila 1993 Michigan Tech NCAA LW - - - -
- - - - - -
Derek Rodwell 1990 University of North Dakota NCAA LW - - - -
- - - - - -
Miles Wood 1995 Brown University NCAA LW - - - -
- - - - - -
Joe Faust 1991 University of Wisconsin NCAA D - - - -
- - - - - -
Curtis Gedig 1991 Ohio State University NCAA D - - - -
- - - - - -
Steve Santini 1995 Boston College NCAA D - - - -
- - - - - -

Albany Devils Notes:

Other Notes:

  • Graham Black has had an impressive start to the season with the Swift Current Broncos. He has four goals and four assists in just six games.
  • Ben Johnson of the Windsor Spitfires and Myles Bell of the Kelowna Rockets both have five goals in five games.
  • 2013 draft pick Ryan Kujawinski has four goals and two assists in six games so far this season with the Kingston Frontenacs.

Prospect of the Week:

With eight points in six games, the prospect of the week is Graham Black of the Swift Current Broncos. In the Broncos home opener, Black had three assists in a 5-3 over the Saskatoon Blades. The team is 5-1-1 on the season and Black is leading the team in goals with four. He was also named an alternate captain through a team vote for the 2013-2014 season.

Which prospects are you looking forward to following the most this season? With the Albany season underway, do you think this is a playoff caliber team? Do you expect any particular prospect to have a breakout season? Feel free to discuss your thoughts on the New Jersey Devils prospects in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

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