New Jersey Devils: Forward Grades Through One Quarter Of The Season

New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86): (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86): (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) /
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New Jersey Devils left wing Andreas Johnsson (11): (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) /

Top-Six Wingers

Kyle Palmieri

GP:13 G:3 A:6 PTS:9

After a sluggish start, Kyle Palmieri is starting to look like himself again. As is the case with many goal scorers, all it takes is one. With one goal, he turned it around getting a second in the same period then a third the next game. His play all over has looked more normal for himself since then and with a post last game, he was an inch from extending the streak. His temper has got the better of him a few times early in the season. While he need to play with that fire and lay out hits the penalties have been at some bad times.

Quarter season grade: B

Jesper Bratt

GP:8 G:0 A:4 PTS:4

Jesper Bratt after missing some games has looked fantastic and his skating and puck control are on point. His shot is looking great despite the lack of goals, and other than Hughes, he has been the most noticeable player in the Devils top six. The points will come if he continues this play and being reunited with Hischier will benefit both.

Quarter season grade: B+

Andreas Johnsson

GP:14 G:3 A:3 PTS:6

The Devils looked like they got a steal in a trade when they traded Joey Anderson for Andreas Johnsson, but Johnsson started off the season looking slow and a little lost. The last half he has turned it around however and is on a respectable pace for points. He can play anywhere in the lineup. One thing that he could stand to improve upon is his physical play, but overall it has been a great addition.

Quarter season grade: B