As preseason is officially underway, the New Jersey Devils will be making roster moves all week in preparation for the regular season. After their first two games against the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers, the Devils have decided on their first moves.
Cam Squires and Cole Brown, who were drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 2023 NHL Draft, were sent back to their junior teams. Squires plays for Cape Breton in the QMJHL while Brown plays for Brantford in the OHL.
Squires was drafted 122nd overall, a fourth round pick, while Brown was drafted 164th overall, a sixth round pick.
Squires might be considered one of the steals of the draft if he pans out. He found the back of the net 30 times and put up a total of 64 points in 67 games with his junior team last year. He has shown improvements in every way with his junior team and has begun to show NHL potential. As he will still be developing, there is much more room for improvement.
Brown put up 17 goals and ended up with 42 points with his junior team. He is a 6’2” power forward who will bring another sense of physicality wherever he ends up.
With the first two roster moves down, the Devils have 55 players in training camp remaining. More moves will be taking place within the next few days as management tries to get the NHL roster ready.