New Jersey Devils: 5 Things To Watch In Week 4 Of Season

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Joey Anderson Makes His Debut

The New Jersey Devils called up Joey Anderson after sending down John Quenneville to Binghamton. After a quiet (not bad, quiet) game against the Predators on Thursday, Hynes said he wants Quenneville to gain confidence in his offensive game. That’s a perfectly fine explanation. The difference between his send down this week and last is instead of replacing him with Kevin Rooney, he’s replacing him with one of the top prospects in the organization.

When predicting the lines coming into this season, many Devils analysts had Joey Anderson making the team. The Devils signed him to a three-year deal at the end of the last season, a major surprise. Many thought he’d try to continue his college career after winning the NCAA championship with Minnesota Duluth. Instead, he decided to start his professional career after his sophomore season.

What should we expect from Mr. Anderson? Well, he’s been alright in Binghamton. He has two fluke goals, but he got them thanks to his positioning in front of the net. The 20-year-old has five points through eight professional games. Binghamton went on a long scoreless streak, so most forwards don’t have the best numbers. However, he could get an extra motivation by making his NHL debut. It’ll be fun to finally see him with the NJ crest across his chest in a game that counts.