The New Jersey Devils went into the 2014 draft with the 30th pick. With their first pick in Philadelphia, they selected forward John Quenneville.
Quenneville is a Center from Brandon, Manitoba. He previously played for the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League. He finished the season with 25 goals and 58 points.
The Devils’ Director of Scouting David Conte said, “We’re quite satisfied we got a very complete player that’s scratching the surface of his potential in John Quenneville…We’re optimistic that his development will be both positive and useful to the Devils.”
After last season, the Devils were searching for players to provide scoring and toughness. By drafting 4 forwards and a few strong physical players, New Jersey hopes to see some better results with their new talent.
The entire draft lineup for New Jersey went as follows:
1st round, 30th overall: John Quenneville, C
2nd round, 41st overall: Josh Jacobs, D
3rd round, 71st overall: Connor Chatham, RW
5th round, 131st overall: Ryan Rehill, D
6th round, 152nd overall: Joey Dudek, C
6th round, 161st overall: Brandon Baddock, LW
New Jersey has also resigned a few current players to 2-way deals. They reached a 1-year deal with forward Cam Janssen and a 2-year deal with forward Mike Sislo. In addition they have re-signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a one year contract.
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