New Jersey Devils: 5 Players You Don’t Realize Aren’t Here Anymore

New Jersey Devils - Josh Jacobs (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Mason Jobst #66 of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Mason Jobst

This one actually tricked me. I was about to write about Mason Jobst last week until I realized he was no longer on the roster. Someone should let ESPN know that Jobst left because they haven’t gotten the memo yet.

Jobst came to the Devils in the Kyle Palmieri-Travis Zajac deal with the New York Islanders. He was an extra piece to play on the AHL roster along with AJ Greer. Greer at least showed some potential to be in the league one day.

Jobst might have been even better than Greer when he came over in the deal. He scored five goals in 12 games for the Binghamton Devils. Honestly, if the season kept going beyond when it did, he might have been given a shot to play in the NHL. He was scoring at will. Putting up eight total points as a scorer in 12 games is something to consider.

Surprisingly, the Devils let him walk in the offseason. He is 27 years old, so he’s what we consider an AHL veteran. The Buffalo Sabres signed him to a one-year, two-way deal for next season. He will likely spend most of the season with the Rochester Americans, but if we’re being honest, this is his best chance to play in the NHL one day. He’s a former captain at Ohio State University, so he’ll bring leadership to an AHL locker room that needs it.