3 Boston Bruins Players New Jersey Devils Must Consider This Offseason

This offseason is a big one for the New Jersey Devils. They should take a look at the Boston Bruins for additions to their 2024-25 roster.
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Jake DeBrusk would fill a big-hole that the Devils have in the top-six

We know the top two centers on this team are Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier. With them, Timo Meier, Jesper Bratt, and Dawson Mercer are great players to have on the wing. They need one more guy to fill out that group. Ondrej Palat, Erik Haula, and Alexander Holtz are options, but they would be smart to upgrade.

They had Tyler Toffoli for most of the 2023-24 season but he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets at the deadline when they were clearly out of it.

One Bruins player who might fit this role is Jake DeBrusk. He is a free agent looking to get the largest contract he'll ever get in the NHL. He is 27 years old at this point and would probably work out a long-term deal worth around six million dollars. For his production, that is fair.

During this past season, DeBrusk had 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points in 80 games played. If he came to the Devils, he'd have a more defined role which could lead to more regular season points. DeBrusk also gets significantly better in the postseason. In 13 playoff games against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers, DeBrusk had five goals and six assists for 11 points.

He is hard to play against in the postseason and brings the intensity needed to compete in a hard series. The Devils need to make the playoffs to get playoff production but adding DeBrusk would help them in that area too.