New Jersey Devils: 5 Players To Call Up After NHL Trade Deadline

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F. New Jersey Devils. Jesper Boqvist. 1. player. 85.

Jesper Boqvist has spent most of the season playing with the New Jersey Devils. He didn’t have the most impactful start to his NHL career, but there have been times where he looked like the guy who has so much promise. He was also a healthy scratch almost exclusively under John Hynes and when he was in the lineup, he didn’t really play with suitable linemates.

He is the type of player that you would consider a skilled player. He is a guy whose DNA is to create offense for his team. He likes to make plays and shoot so the hope is that he one day plays in the top-six. That is why he deserves another chance once there is extra room after the trade deadline. He would be the guy who gets the call as he has only been in the AHL for a few weeks.

He had four goals and no assists in 34 games for the Devils. He only has one goal in eight games in the AHL, but he is still getting adjusted. It is the hope that his offensive game eventually gets to where it needs to be for him to be an impact player in the NHL. The Devils felt like they got lucky when he slipped to them in the 2017 NHL Draft, but they need to give him the tools to be successful. He deserves to be called back up at some point this season.