New Jersey Devils 2012 Stanley Cup Team: Where are they now?

Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Adam Henrique scoring that goal for the New Jersey Devils in 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Adam Henrique 

Adam Henrique and Adam Larsson are the last men standing from the 2012 Cup squad, and fans have been clamoring for the former’s return for quite a while now. Things particularly heated up in that regard near the trade deadline.

Henrique won’t be returning to the New Jersey Devils in the foreseeable future, but we can reflect on some of his greatest moments in Red and Black. Especially that really cool goal he scored in Game Six against the New York Rangers.

Adam Henrique burst onto the scene as a 21-year-old rookie in the 2011-12 season and had a 51-point season that he hasn’t been able to top since. He even scored four shorthanded goals that year.

Henrique scored five goals and eight assists in 24 playoff games in 2012; three of those five were game-winners. We already know one of them, but how about the other two? Henrique scored the game-winning goal in Game Four against the Los Angeles Kings to help the team avoid a sweep and also scored the Game Seven overtime winner against the Florida Panthers.

Henrique would spend time leading up to his 2017 trade to the Anaheim Ducks as one of the only New Jersey Devils capable of consistently producing offense. Henrique has generally been a Swiss Army knife-type player, combining faceoff expertise with a sneaky-good shot and strong forechecking.

Adam Henrique is heading into his 14th NHL season this year and will turn 34 in February.