NHL Rumors: Devils See Young Forward As "Future Pillar Of Club"

The New Jersey Devils' General Manager, Tom Fitzgerald, holds a steadfast belief in the potential of 21-year-old forward Alexander Holtz, viewing him as a cornerstone of the team's future success.

Despite Holtz's limited 19-game stint with the Devils last season and trade rumors circulating around him, Fitzgerald remains unwavering in his commitment to Holtz's development and integration into the organization's long-term plans.

Last season, Holtz scored three goals and four points and four total points across 19 games played. In total, over his two-year career, he has amassed three goals and three assists across just 28 games played.

He's a former first-round pick (7th overall) by the Devils in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

Fitzgerald's high hopes for Holtz reflect the team's dedication to nurturing his talent and ensuring he reaches his full potential as a key player within the franchise.

Despite facing some challenges, the Devils prioritize Holtz as an essential building block for their future, emphasizing their commitment to his growth and development to secure his place as a future pillar of the organization. Photo Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports