Ok, we are reaching here, but let’s consider this for a moment.
Larsson is the main bright spot for the Devils future. Selected fourth overall in the NHL Draft Class of 2011, his selection by the team was one of rebuilding.
The 6’3 Swedish defenseman has drawn comparisons to fellow countryman, and Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom. Also, he became the first 18-year old player to make the Devils roster, since another Devils defenseman did it in 1991, who was Scott Niedermayer.
Though his play has not been brilliant for the Devils, he is an imposing figure for the team. He’s tall in stature and can throw his weight around. And with his new six-year deal, the team is showing commitment to the young man and their willingness to form the nucleus of the team around him.
Larsson’s future appears to be secured and is able to finally play with piece of mind, that he is not going to be moved anytime soon.
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