4 New Jersey Devils Who Desperately Need Stanley Cup Championship

Former New Jersey Devil Scott Stevens (C) raises the Stanley Cup during the 2003 Championship 20th Anniversary Celebration Presented by Citizens before the first period between the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on February 25, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Former New Jersey Devil Scott Stevens (C) raises the Stanley Cup during the 2003 Championship 20th Anniversary Celebration Presented by Citizens before the first period between the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on February 25, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28): Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports /

4 Devils Who Need Lord Stanley’s Cup: 3. Damon Severson

The New Jersey Devils drafted Damon Severson with the 60th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. The Devils were coming off a Stanley Cup Final appearance. While they lost Zach Parise in the offseason, this was a team with a ton of hope for the future. Martin Brodeur was still hoping to grab one more moment. Severson was hoping to break into the lineup of a constant contender.

Severson made the roster for the first time in 2014. He was a fan favorite, being one of the few recent Lou Lamoriello picks that actually worked out.

Since his arrival, Severson has played in four total playoff games. He didn’t even get a full series in 2018 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He still doesn’t have a playoff point. Now, he’s looking at what is likely his final games in a Devils uniform.

Yeah, that’s the elephant in the room here. Severson is in the last year of a six-year deal that was signed two general managers ago. With Hamilton and John Marino signed for years and Simon Nemec just about NHL-ready, there’s no room for Severson next year. He will sign somewhere else, but it would be great for him to lift the Cup just once with his Devils brethren.