The New Jersey Devils have a decent amount of goalie prospects in different points of development.
The New Jersey Devils clearly value having a lot of prospects at the goaltender position. They’ve drafted a goalie in every single draft since Ray Shero/Tom Fitzgerald took over the front office. That’s six years in a row now that they’ve drafted a goalie. It started with Mackenzie Blackwood in 2015, and they did it again this season when they took Nico Daws in the 3rd round of the NHL Draft.
With that said, it’s not like there is much of a guarantee at the goalie position for the future. Blackwood is hopefully the man between the pipes for the next decade, but the Devils still need to find someone to work as a tandem. The Devils did not feel like anyone outside of Blackwood was ready, but they still felt the need to move on from Cory Schneider. So, they signed veteran Corey Crawford to a two-year deal.
The prospects behind Blackwood still need a few years to prepare for the NHL. Some development could lead to some very decent careers. The Devils currently have five prospects they still have some sort of rights to. They are the five goalies drafted since they took Blackwood in 2015.
Here, we rank the goalies by most likely to actually have a role in the future of this team. Most of them will be assessed based on when they can actually make the NHL. Blackwood is exempt since he’s already there.