5 Achievable Season Milestones for New Jersey Devils Players

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30 Goals: Blake Coleman, Kyle Palmieri

Both players are currently on pace to score 30 goals by season’s end, which would eclipse or set new career-highs for each forward.

Kyle Palmieri hit the 30-goal mark in his first year with the New Jersey Devils, and has since been the team’s most consistent goal-scorer, having netted no fewer than 24 tallies over his four full seasons with the organization. He has every opportunity to eclipse his old career-high in goals, and possibly point totals (Palmieri had 57 points in 2015-2016 and is currently on pace for 56-57 points).

Blake Coleman has become the team’s best defensive forward, perhaps since the days of John Madden and Jay Pandolfo. Coleman has set new career-highs for himself in goals and points every season, and he’s currently projected to continue that trend in 2019-2020. Coleman’s speed, opportunistic prowess to capitalize on opponent’s mistakes and miscommunications when killing penalties, along with his ability to bury pucks in front of the net and finish on rushes has resulted in his influx of goal-scoring.

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Coleman’s offensive numbers are a welcomed addition to the defensive game he brings, which has formed a very unique player profile for Coleman that very few teams have, but many covet.