NHL 19: New Jersey Devils Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the New Jersey Devils to glory with this roster?


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With Taylor Hall scoring 93 points in 76 games while surrounded by a developing team, leading them to the playoffs by a single point over the Florida Panthers, there were high hopes for the ever-improving New Jersey Devils coming into 2018/19. Stacked with young talent and stalwart veterans, the Devils are a great team to grow into a playoff contender in NHL 19.

Taylor Hall, Left Wing, 90 OVR

Age: 26
Role: Sniper
Height: 185cm
Weight: 93kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 95 Speed. 94 Acceleration. 93 Puck Control, Wrist Shot Accuracy

Taylor Hall is a world-class scoring machine and has left Edmonton Oilers fans wondering what could have been if the team didn’t trade him away and had him playing alongside Connor McDavid. Still only 26-years-old, Hall is one of the best snipers in the game for puck skills and shooting attributes, with speed that’s second only to McDavid. Injuries have hampered his play this season, but with 11 goals and 37 points in 33 games, he’s set to eclipse an average of a point-per-game anyway. 

Will Butcher, Defenseman, 84 OVR

Age: 23
Role: Two-Way
Height: 178cm
Weight: 86kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 90 Discipline. 89 Passing, Puck Control 

In a defensive corps of mostly young blueliners, Will Butcher has stepped up to become a reliable source of points, scoring 44 last season, and having the ability to minute munch. He only has 14 points in 43 games this season with the whole team slumping and being 12 points off of the playoff race, but Butcher has a bright future with the Devils. In NHL 19, his puck skills, skating, and shooting make him a good offensive weapon.

Cory Schneider, Goaltender, 88 OVR

Age: 32
Role: Hybrid
Height: 191cm
Weight: 91kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 92 Angles, Vision. 91 Stick Low

Cory Schneider posted incredible numbers from the 2013/14 season through to the end of the 2015/16 season, but since then, he’s been on the decline until ultimately being replaced by Keith Kinkaid at the end of 2017/18. Injuries have had their say over the last year, and Schneider returned from offseason hip surgery to deliver a 0-5-1 record with a 4.66goals against average and .852 save percentage. He’s back on the injured-reserve now, with Kinkaid continuing as the team’s starter with 13 wins, a 3.07 goals against average, and a .899 save percentage through 30 starts. At least in NHL 19, the Devils have a very highly-rated Schneider to keep in net.

NHL 19 New Jersey Devils Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the New Jersey Devils’ first lines start. Nico Hischier and Taylor Hall highlight the top line with their speed and skill, with the play certainly being funneled through the dynamic duo. For now, it’s a process of waiting for their many young players to develop into stars.

Taylor Hall (90) – Nico Hischier (84) – Jesper Bratt (81)
Andy Greene (78) – Sami Vatanen (82)
Cory Schneider (88)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Damon Severson

84

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

24

Right

88 Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking, Shot Blocking

Nico Hischier

84

Two-Way Center

185cm

19

Left

90 Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Deking

Kyle Palmieri

83

Two-Way Right Wing

180cm

27

Right

88 Deking, Hand-Eye, Puck Control, Slap Shot Accuracy, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy

Marcus Johansson

83

Left Wing Playmaker

180cm

27

Left

95 Discipline. 88 Deking, Passing, Puck Control, Acceleration, Agility

Sami Vatanen

82

Offensive Defenseman

178cm

27

Right

90 Deking, Speed, Acceleration, Agility

Jesper Bratt

81

Left Wing Playmaker

178cm

20

Left

90 Discipline. 87 Deking, Passing, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Pavel Zacha

80

Left Wing Power Forward

191cm

21

Left

88 Balance. 87 Stick Checking, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking

Miles Wood

80

Two-Way Left Wing

188cm

23

Left

90 Aggressiveness. 88 Speed. 87 Acceleration, Body Checking, Slap Shot Power

Brian Boyle

80

Power Forward Center

198cm

33

Left

94 Balance. 93 Strength. 90 Stick Checking

Mirco Mueller

79

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

23

Left

87 Stick Checking, Balance, Slap Shot Power, Strength

Stefan Noesen

79

Two-Way Right Wing

185cm

25

Right

86 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power. 85 Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Strength

Ben Lovejoy

79

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

34

Right

87 Strength, Balance, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking

Blake Coleman

79

Two-Way Center

180cm

26

Left

86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed

Travis Zajac

79

Two-Way Center

188cm

33

Right

86 Slap Shot Power, Strength, Agility, Balance, Acceleration, Stick Checking

Andy Greene

78

Two-Way Defenseman

180cm

35

Left

86 Stick Checking. 85 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Discipline, Acceleration, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Drew Stafford

75

Two-Way Right Wing

188cm

32

Right

86 Strength. 85 Durability, Balance, Stick Checking

Nick Lappin

73

Two-Way Right Wing

185cm

25

Right

85 Durability. 84 Slap Shot Power. 83 Agility, Speed, Acceleration, Wrist Shot Power

Keith Kinkaid

81

Hybrid

191cm

29

Left

87 Speed, Agility. 86 Recover, Stick Low, Five Hole, Angles

John Quenneville, Left Wing, 73 OVR

Age: 22
Role: Two-Way
Height: 185cm
Weight: 93kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Top 9 
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The New Jersey Devils are teeming with young talented forwards, and with the likes of Taylor Hall, Marcus Johansson, Jesper Bratt, Pavel Zacha, and Miles Wood all offering a different style on the left wing – the oldest of which is Johansson at 27-years-old – there doesn’t appear to be a place in the lines for John Quenneville. But, with youth on his side and decent potential, he could serve as a viable scratch in a season or two, ready to step in when injuries occur, or a decent trade piece. 

New Jersey has an exciting young team already, but there are more great prospects set to join the Devils’ ranks in the coming seasons. Although fairly diminutive, Ty Smith looks to become a real weapon on the blueline, while Jesper Boqvist and Michael McLeod could become strong two-way centers to offer more defensive support to the forward lines. Also, if made the de facto starter in the AHL and then given opportunities in the NHL over the next few seasons, MacKenzie Blackwood can become a viable starter.

NHL 19 New Jersey Devils Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Mitchell Hoelscher

52

Two-Way Center

180cm

18

Left

Bottom 6 med

Eetu Pakkila

56

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

18

Left

Bottom 6 med

Xavier Bernard

59

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

18

Left

Top 6 med

Ty Smith

62

Offensive Defenseman

178cm

18

Left

Top 4 med

Jesper Boqvist

57

Two-Way Center

178cm

19

Left

Top 6 med

Jocktan Chainey

59

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

19

Left

7th D med

Marian Studenic

60

Two-Way Right Wing

183cm

19

Left

Bottom 6 med

Fabian Zetterlund

61

Two-Way Center

178cm

19

Right

Top 9 med

Michael McLeod

68

Two-Way Center

185cm

20

Right

Top 6 med

Nathan Bastian

67

Two-Way Center

193cm

20

Right

Top 9 med

Brandon Gignac

61

Left Wing Sniper

178cm

20

Left

Bottom 6 med

Colby Sissons

60

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

20

Left

7th D med

Blake Speers

65

Center Sniper

180cm

21

Right

Top 9 med

Colton White

64

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

21

Left

7th med

MacKenzie Blackwood

71

Hybrid Goaltender

193cm

21

Left

Fringe Starter med

Gilles Senn

66

Hybrid Goaltender

196cm

22

Left

Fringe Starter med

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