Every year when the New Jersey Devils take the ice at the Prudential Center, their group of prospects, dispersed throughout the globe, is working on taking its game to the next level.
From Ken Daneyko and Scott Niedermayer to Travis Zajac and Adam Henrique, the Devils have a good track record of evaluating and developing young talent.
While some of their prospects are still a few years away from being NHL ready, others have already been on the ice with New Jersey in regular-season action.
Currently, the Devils' pipeline is loaded with solid defensive talent. Honestly, this entire top-five list could have been entirely comprised of defensemen.
That's not to say that New Jersey does not have any young scorers coming up—they do. The majority of the Devils' brightest young talent, however, for better or worse, is comprised of blueliners.
With that said, let's take a look at the Devils' five best prospects heading into fall.