5 NCAA Free Agents New Jersey Devils Should Target Now

The New Jersey Devils need to improve their roster by any means necessary. This includes taking a chance on late bloomers who were passed over in their draft years and signing undrafted free agents to fill out their depth.
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Jakub Rychlovsky - LW - Bili Tygri, Czechia

The last player on our list brings us to Europe with Czech winger Jakub Rychlovsky. Rychlovsky was a minimal point producer at the top league in Czechia until this season, where he's exploded for 26 goals and 20 assists, and his ninth in the league in points. Despite a lack of production before this season, Rychlovsky has represented the Czechs at multiple international competitions including the U-20 World Junior Championships.

Similar to Graf, the Devils lack forward depth and high-end skill forwards. Rychlovsky has shown this year that he's added a scoring touch to his strong skating. The Devils fast-paced style of play gives anyone with above-average foot speed a fighting chance to play an NHL game. Add in an ability to score and maybe Rychlovsky could sniff an NHL game or two.

"The 22-year-old winger is a strong skater with good hands, offensive hockey sense and can finish from range. There’s a reasonable debate on how dynamic he is skill-wise for a 5-11 forward but he skates well enough to give himself a real chance to play games."

Corey Pronman (The Athletic)