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.