New Jersey Devils: Zacha, Wood, Santini To Make Debut Against Toronto Maple Leafs

  • New Jersey Devils (37-36-8 82 pts)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (29-41-11 69 pts)
  • NHL, Saturday, April 9th, 7:00pm on MSG+, CBC
  • Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

The New Jersey Devils call up three exciting young prospects for the final game of the season against the Buffalo Sabres.

The New Jersey Devils are playing their last game of the season tonight as they’ll go up against the worst team in the NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jersey is looking to finish the season with a win as they have lost their last four games.

Both teams have been out of the playoff race for a while but, the Devils have a lot to prove tonight.

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Tonight’s game will be the NHL debut for three highly touted prospects. Steve Santini, Miles Wood, and Pavel Zacha all get to see their first NHL action tonight.

Santini (defenseman) and Wood (left wing) were both drafted by the Devils in 2013. Both guys went on to play college hockey at Boston College. After losing in the Frozen Four to Quinnipiac, the Devils called up both prospects to get NHL action before the season ends.

They will be looking to make an impact and prove that they are worthy players for next season.

Pavel Zacha (Center) is also making his Devils debut tonight. The 19-year-old was drafted to New Jersey 6th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Zacha played the 2015 in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sarnia Sting. In his second season with the Sting, Zacha tallied 28 goals and 36 assists in 51 games played.

From one Czech to another, Patrick Elias could potentially be playing in his last game. Elias, 39, is in the last year of his contract.

He has been a corner-stone for the franchise for the past 20 years, but tonight could be the end. Hopefully Elias proves that he can still play and stay healthy.

Regardless of what happens to Elias, the fan favorite will have his number “26” hanging from the rafters in no time if he decides to retire.

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