2013 NHL Draft: Re-Grading New Jersey Devils' Last 5 First-Round Draft Picks

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2013 NHL Draft: Re-Grading New Jersey Devils' Last 5 First-Round Draft Picks
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It's officially less than a week before the draft, and owners and scouts from around the NHL are getting ready to head to New Jersey to make their picks on June 30.

By now you know the New Jersey Devils hold the No. 9 pick in this year's draft, and all signs point to the hosts of the draft selecting an offensive forward with their first-round pick.

This will be the second time in three years that the Devils hold a Top 10 pick, drafting defenseman Adam Larsson with the fourth overall pick in 2011.

New Jersey has had a first round pick in every draft dating back to 2003 except for 2007 and 2010. The Devils will forfeit next year's first round draft pick because of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract saga, meaning this year's pick has a bit more importance.

An impressive statistic is that the past four Devils first-round draft picks saw ice time at the NHL level last season, including last year's No. 29 pick Stefan Matteau.

Let's take a look at some of the Devils most recent first-rounders and give each a grade.

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