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.

 

Photo Courtesy of www.northjersey.com

Pink Puck Contributor. Dani is currently attending Penn State University and majoring in Public Relations. She hopes to use that degree somewhere in the sports field (specifically hockey, of course). Even though she’s from New Jersey, the Devils will always come second to her Boston Bruins. Living in a family full of Devils fans and college full of Penguins fans, her Bruins memorabilia is often chirped– but she accepts that’s what you get when you cheer for an out-of-state team. She loves following the game no matter who’s playing, though. Twitter: @DaniSanGiacomo

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