This seems the most obvious choice to represent the Devils next month.
He leads all New Jersey in points produced with 31, and as well as assists. He remains behind two of his teammates for the lead in goals with 11.
His tandem on the first-line with Lee Stempniak have been the team’s most consistent scorers this season. He has been found on the Devils power play and three-on-three situations, which makes him the obvious candidate from New Jersey.
However, there remains a hint of doubts that he doesn’t get the nod from the NHL powers-that-be. One, he is not a household name like Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin. Most likely, he is not recognized by fans outside of New Jersey, Calgary, or Montreal.
He did begin his career in Los Angeles, but does anyone outside of Cammalleri and the Kings remember those seasons?
Still, he remains, and is, the obvious choice to represent New Jersey in Nashville next January. But, still waiting for the shoe to drop at his All-Star snub.