The New Jersey Devils Top 3 Prospects

Todd CordellCorrespondent IMay 11, 2010

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26:  Jacob Josefson of the New Jersey Devils poses for a photo after the Devils selected him #20 overall during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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In no order I am going to take a look at the New Jersey Devils top three prospects.

LW Mattias Tedenby—Mattias Tedenby's game is all about speed and skill. Mattias has represented Sweden in the World Juniors a couple of times and came up with a few highlight reel plays. Mattias is not your typical New Jersey Devil as he is mostly only offensive minded and has been questioned because of his limited defensive ability and small size but that is nothing the Devils coaching staff can't fix. When Mattias becomes a member of the Devils he will probably play in the top two lines and see some powerplay time.

Plays like: Daniel Briere

Career potential: First line sniper

Draft info: 24th overall in the 2008 NHL entry draft

C Jacob Josefson—Jacob Josefson is a very strong two-way centre who will contribute on both ends of the ice. Jacob is another Swedish player with a ton of talent and is expected to play with the Devils this upcoming season or next year. Jacob is the model New Jersey Devil as he will chip in offensively and play a very strong defensive game. When Jacob becomes a member of the Devils he will likely play in the top two lines and will see time on both the powerplay and PK.

Plays like: Pavel Datsyuk

Career potential: First line two-way forward

Draft info: 20th overall in the 2009 NHL entry draft

C Adam Henrique—Adam has emerged as one of the best players in the OHL after he was drafted in the third round just a few years ago. Adam was recently named OHL playoff MVP for the Windsor Spitfires as he had 20 goals and five assists in 19 games. Adam is a typical New Jersey Devil, he is average in size but plays with an edge to his game, he can shut down your top line, get under their skin and put the puck in the net. When Adam makes the jump from junior to the NHL (many expect this year) Adam will probably be the team's third line centre and will play the PK as well as limited time on the powerplay.

Plays like: Jordan Staal

Career potential: shutdown centre with offensive upside

Draft info: 82nd overall in the 2008 NHL entry draft

This should let you know what to expect in the future from these fine young hockey players.

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