NJ Devils First-Round Draft Pick Grades (2014-2019)

Due to Covid-19 the New Jersey Devils along with the rest of the NHL teams’ seasons have been suspended. The NHL is trying come with multiple ways to bring entertainment toward the NHL. One of those ideas include holding the draft in June, even with the season still going on. Here were going to look back at the Devils first-round draft picks in the last 5 years (2014-2019) and grade their picks. 

2019: 1st overall: Jack Hughes, left wing, age:19 

61 14 21 -26 10 

Grade: A 

2018: 17th overall: Ty Smith, age:20 


Grade: B, has yet to play but still has a ton of upside and is only 20. 

2017: 1st overall: Nico Hischier, center, age:21 

209 51 84 135 -6 62 

Grade: A+ 

2016: 12th overall: Michael McLeod, center, age:22 

33 -4 17 

Grade: D 

2015: 6th overall: Pavel Zacha, center, age:23 

266 37 71 108 -34 78 

Grade: D+ 

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