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New Faces in New Jersey

It was a busy offseason for the Devils after a disappointing, but rebuilding season. Here's a look at all of the new acquisitions who will be taking the ice on opening night:

Nail Yakupov - Yakupov is an elite sniper who has yet to reach his ceiling. Still just 26, Yakupov will look to find chemistry with Evgeni Malkin or Jonathan Drouin and give the Devils an elite top line.

Andre Burakovsky - The 23 year old winger was acquired via trade from Pittsburgh in the offseason, then sent to camp to improve in many areas. He'll get a look on the top line and should be a mainstay in Jersey for a long time.

Alex Pietrangelo - Tons of cap space meant the Devils were willing to frontload a contract for one of the top UFA blueliners. Pietrangelo will help take some pressure off John Carlson, finally.

Seth Jones - Jones is due for a breakout season, finally seeing top 4 minutes and powerplay time. The 23 year old gives the Devils a cornerstone to build around on an otherwise aging defense.

Maxim Lapierre - Claimed off re-entry waivers, the veteran adds scoring depth for the Devils and solidifies the 3rd line. At 37, he still scored 55 points.

Jason Pominville - Pominville returns for another tour of duty in New Jersey, signing a 2 year deal as a UFA. He's consistently been a 50-60 point scorer and there's no reason he can't do it again.

Johan Franzen - The 38 year old winger is likely headed to retirement this offseason. He won't be asked to play big minutes for the Devils, but still has the leadership and skill to improve the bottom 6.

Charlie Coyle - Signed as a younger UFA, Coyle adds stability to the 4th line and penalty kill, with the opportunity to move up the lineup in the coming seasons.

Valentin Zykov - The 23 year old winger will get every chance to stick with the big club to start the season. If not, Zykov could still be a late blooming farm project with offensive upside.

Kyle Quincey - While not the biggest name, Quincey is a 6th defenseman who will allow the youth to develop on the farm, and provide a stay at home presence.

Jonas Gustavsson - Jonathan Bernier moves to a backup role and "The Monster" takes over between the pipes. Goaltending has been an issue for New Jersey, but the team hopes this duo can keep them in games.

Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019

By: Nathan Erb

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 Nathan Erb

 2003

 Washington, DC

 United States

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