The 2014 NHL Draft has come and gone, and the short term, and potentially long term, futures of hundreds of young men have been determined.
The top players went where they were expected to go, while some players made pretty substantial slides down the draft board, including a couple, like Ivan Barbeshev and Brayden Point, who were ranked higher up on the final FanSided NHL Draft big board.
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The New Jersey Devils were lucky enough to have a first round pick this year after the NHL decided to give them the final pick in the round after lightening up on the punishment to the team for the Ilya Kovalchuk contract.
The full Devils draft list can be found in the table below.
|New Jersey Devils|
|Rnd||Pick||Overall||Player||Pos||Country||Height||Weight||Amateur League||Amateur Team|
|1||30||30||JOHN QUENNEVILLE||C||CAN||6′ 0″||182||WHL||BRANDON|
|2||11||41||JOSHUA JACOBS||D||USA||6′ 1″||193||USHL||INDIANA|
|3||11||71||CONNOR CHATHAM||RW||USA||6′ 2″||222||OHL||PLYMOUTH|
|5||11||131||RYAN REHILL||D||CAN||6′ 2″||210||WHL||KAMLOOPS|
|6||2||152||JOEY DUDEK||C||USA||5′ 11″||180||HIGH-NH||KIMBALL UNION|
|6||11||161||BRANDON BADDOCK||LW||CAN||6′ 3″||205||WHL||EDMONTON|
Okay Devils fans! What do you think of your team’s haul in the 2014 NHL Draft? Excited, or do you feel the team could have done better? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.