Mark Fayne needs to show the Devils brass why he deserves to be on the top 6 during training camp. Due to recent pictures, it would seem that Fayne currently holds the 7th spot.
Fayne attended Providence College for 4 years in the coveted Hockey East Conference. His best year came his senior year when he had 5 goals and 17 assists for 22 points in 34 games.
Fayne then proceeded to have a busy 2010-11. He played 19 games with the Albany Devils and had 1 goal and 3 assists. He also played 57 games with the New Jersey Devils and had 4 goals and 10 assists. He would then represent the United States during 4 games of the 2011 World Championships.
During 2011-12, Fayne played in all 82 games and had 17 points (4 goals, 17 assists) but in 2012-13 he only played in 31 of their 48 games and totaled 6 points.
What to Expect
Fayne’s current contract expires at the end of this year. Depending on how the youth of the New Jersey Devils look in Albany this season with Eric Gelinas and company expected to be on the team by the end of the year.
One upside with Fayne is that he has shown a lot of promise and he is still young. He can easily be thrown into the “youth of New Jersey” category as well.
Not much can be said about Mark Fayne other than this: This year could be one of the most important years of his career. If he performs considerably well, he could have a permanent spot on the Devils’ defensive roster. If not, his spot could be taken by an up-and-coming defenseman.
Stay tuned for the 4th-to-last preview, Andrei Loktionov.