3 New Jersey Devils Prospects Lighting Up Their Playoffs

With the New Jersey Devils officially eliminated from the NHL playoffs, it's time to look toward the future and see which Devils prospects are performing at their best in their respective playoffs.
Cape Breton Eagles v Moncton Wildcats
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Cam Squires - Cape Breton Eagles - QMJHL

The Devils fourth-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft was winger Cam Squires from the QMJHL. Squires didn't and hasn't gotten the same attention as Hämeenaho, but he looks like another potential mid-round gem.

Squires has continued to develop nicely in his Draft +1 year. In 66 games this season he scored 33 goals and 39 assists. His 72 points were eight better than his total from his 2022 season. However, it has been in the playoffs where Squires has popped off and made himself known in the Devils community.

In just five QMJHL playoff games so far, Squires has put up a Cape Breton franchise record of 11 points. His 11 points also have him ranked first in all of scoring in the QMJHL playoffs. Entering last year's draft, Squires was 56th on the NHL Central Scoutings list for North American skaters, as well as 87th overall on Craig Button's rankings, and after a solid 2023-24, he has put himself firmly in the mix as one of the Devils higher-end prospect.