5 Former Stud Prospects New Jersey Devils Should Target At Trade Deadline

The New Jersey Devils always want pieces that have a long-term impact on the team. There are some intriguing former prospects the Devils could theoretically get before the NHL Trade Deadline.

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5. Nick Robertson
Toronto Maple Leafs

We were surprised to see Nick Robertson's name on the TSN Trade Bait Board, but every team should be trying to get the Maple Leafs' prospect. Toronto is in a strange position where they aren't playing up to their capabilities. They finally won a first-round series, but they lost the next series in five games. The Maple Leafs are desperate to finally win a Stanley Cup, which is why Kyle Dubas moved to Pittsburgh and Toronto replaced him with Brad Treliving.

Since Treliving didn't have the same ties to Robertson as the previous regime, he could be had for the right price. The brother of Stars superstar Jason Robertson hasn't had a chance to get his career going. The Devils know firsthand that just because a player's brother is great doesn't mean he will be great too. For every Jack and Luke Hughes, there is a Tyce Thompson.

Still, Robertson has a pedigree that should work out in the Devils system. He's having his best season, putting up 17 points in 36 games.

Again, it was surprising to see Robertson might be available. Would the Devils have something that might interest the Leafs? Of course, that depends on what the Devils are willing to give up. Maybe a deal can be made where everyone leaves happy.