By Nick Villano @nick_villano on August 14, 2014
The New Jersey Devils have a generally low rated farm system. They don't have the A+ prospects that some other teams have. Despite that, they aren't devoid of talent. They have a few players in their system that could see time in the NHL this season. These five are the most likely candidates to wear a Devils uniform in 2014-15.
Myles Bell is not a name that is very well known within Devils fans. He did make camp last year, after being drafted in the sixth round, but he was sent down to the WHL after that. He has excelled since moving to forward last season and could make it to the AHL this season. His slap shot will remind many fans of former Devil Brian Rolston.
Damon Severson could end up being the best of the Devils young defensemen. Adam Larsson, Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill are already NHL regulars (for the most part), but Severson has been called by some as a "true top four defenseman." If there are some injuries, Severson will most likely get called up at some point in the season.
Stefan Matteau spent a decent amount of his first professional season on the main roster. He plays a great two-way game, which is right up the Devils alley. He needed to fix his attitude after his ordeal in the QMJHL, and he seemed to have done that. He looks like he is ready to make the leap at 20-years-old and should see some time in the NHL this season.
Reid Boucher became one of the most popular Devils prospects when he broke the Sarnia Sting goals record a few years ago. The reason for the hype is the former record holder is current Tampa Bay Lightning star Steve Stamkos. Boucher saw some time with the Devils last season, but he couldn't find the scoring touch that got him there. Maybe he will do better the second time around.
There is a great chance that Keith Kinkaid will be the Devils backup goalie all season. He will have some competition coming from recently signed Scott Clemmensen, but both players are on two-way contracts. He has the best chance to see time in the NHL of every Devils prospect.
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