New Jersey Devils: Predicting Point Totals For All Players

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New Jersey Devils, Dawson Mercer
Dawson Mercer #18 of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images) /

Dawson Mercer
G: 25 A: 30 PTS: 55

After a fantastic breakout season, most Devils fans won’t be shocked to see Dawson Mercer continue to grow as a player. At some points, he should move into the top six and get some powerplay time, but he might be less relied on this season due to the additions of top six players. Being on the third line allows him to thrive there but I wouldn’t expect him to get many more points for the same reasons as Haula.

Ondrej Palat
G: 16 A: 27 PTS: 43

Ondrej Palat missed a ton of time in his first season only playing 49 games and not impressing as much as many would have liked. With a summer to get healed up and a year now to get used to the system, he should be ready to go. His third-line role could also be big for him as he slows down a bit. He always made use of the more limited ice time in Tampa where they had the depth to win multiple cups in large part due to guys like him destroying the other team’s bottom lines. Expect a solid bounce back from Palat if he stays healthy.

Micheal Mcleod
G: 5 A: 20 PTS: 25

The Devils reliable fourth-line center and faceoff guy will have a big role on this team for all the little things he does, but don’t expect it to translate into many points. He will get more ice time than any other fourth-line guy, but a lot of this should be on the PK where he will more than earn his salary and place on this roster.

Nathan Bastian
G: 7 A: 8 PTS: 14

We are big fans of Nathan Bastian, but history shows that he will not be playing all the team’s games and his numbers are reflective of that. When he is healthy, his big frame and net-front presence make him more dangerous. People realize and he will probably compete for the hits lead on this roster even if he plays 60 games.

Curtis Lazar
G: 2 A: 3 PTS: 5

The guy may be a far cry from the first-round pick he once was, but he has settled into being a decent enough fourth-liner. He plays physically despite his size and never quits on the puck, which is nice to see. He won’t be playing all season, nor will he get a lot of ice time.