Here's a quick rundown of some of the bigger names in the New Jersey Devils prospect pool from the NCAA to the QMJHL:
Steven Santini and the Boston College Eagles will face-off against Union College on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center in this year's Frozen Four Semifinals. The Eagles defeated Denver in the first round and UMass-Lowell in the second round to advance to the NCAA showdown hosted in Philadelphia,PA.
Santini, a freshman at B.C. has just 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) but has been an asset to his team with his big,physical presence. In 34 games, the Devils' 2013 draft pick has 50 penalty minutes.
Derek Rodwell, a 5th round draft pick in 2009, will also be competing in this weeks semifinal when North Dakota takes on Minnesota later this week. In his fourth season at the University of North Dakota, Rodwell put up a career-high five goals and five assists to finish out with 10 points.
Defenseman Damon Severson is averaging over a point-per-game this postseason, collecting three goals and six assists for nine points in seven games with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) and is on pace to beat his career-high of ten points in the post season which he accomplished last season. In two games against Seattle in their second-round series, Severson notched an impressive three goals and four assists.
The highly regarded defenseman finished the regular season with 15 goals and 46 points.
Severson's Rockets teammate and fellow Devils prospect, Myles Bell, has missed the first two games in the second-round due to injury. Bell, drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 draft has three goals and four points in four playoff games.
While some Devils' prospects are still enjoying the playoffs, Graham Black is no longer one of them. After finishing the regular season with 97 points, Swift Current Bronco's center had four points (2g, 2a) before being eliminated by the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Ryan Kujawinski finished his brief postseason appearance with the Kingston Frontenacs with two points before Tuesday's elimination against Peterborough. The Ontatio native posted 41 points with the Frontenacs in 45 regular season games.
Still competing in the OHL playoffs is left wing Ben Thomson who has three assists and 20 penalty minutes in nine games with North Bay. Thomson played with the North Bay Battilion for most of the season after being traded from Kitchener following their first 12 games of the regular season. The 21-year-old had been with the Kitchner Rangers since 2009.
Anthony Brodeur completed his first season in the QMJHL with a 13-10-2 record and two assists with Gatineau Olympiques, posting a goals against average of 2.90 and a .887 SV%.
Brodeur, 18, has yet to appear in a playoff game with Gatineau.