The New Jersey Devils announced their first cuts today. Here is their official press release:
The New Jersey Devils today reduced their training camp roster to 43, by assigning 15 players to their top development team, the AHL’s Albany Devils, while returning four players to their junior teams. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello.
Assigned to Albany were: goaltender Dave Caruso; defensemen Mark Fayne, Dan Kelly, Tyler Miller, Chris Murray, and Harry Young; and forwards Matt Anderson, Jean-Sebastien Berube, Adam Henrique, Trevor Kell, Kory Nagy, Nathan Perkovich, Louis Robitaille, Myles Stoesz, and Darcy Zajac. Returned to their junior teams were goaltenders Maxime Clermont (Gatineau, QMJHL), Thomas Nesbitt (Ottawa, OHL), Shane Owen (Moncton, QMJHL), and Scott Wedgewood (Plymouth, OHL).
Devils’ Depth Chart
Goaltenders (4): Martin Brodeur, Jeff Frazee, Johan Hedberg, Mike McKenna.
Defensemen (14): Matthew Corrente, Rob Davison, Tyler Eckford, Mark Fraser, Eric Gelinas, Andy Greene, Olivier Magnan-Grenier, Anssi Salmela, Bryce Salvador, Henrik Tallinder, Matt Taormina, Alexander Urbom, Anton Volchenkov, Colin White.
Forwards (25): Jason Arnott, David Clarkson, Patrick Davis, Patrik Elias, Stephen Gionta, Jacob Josefson, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jamie Langenbrunner, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Adam Mair, David McIntyre, Brad Mills, Marcus Nilson, Nick Palmieri, Zach Parise, Rod Pelley, Brian Rolston, Tim Sestito, Michael Swift, Mattias Tedenby, Alexander Vasyunov, Chad Wiseman, Travis Zajac, Vladimir Zharkov, Dainius Zubrus.