Insider Links 3 Defenseman Who Fit What Devils Are Looking For

The New Jersey Devils are actively in search of defensive reinforcements to bolster their blue line, particularly in the wake of Dougie Hamilton's injury.

They are honing in on three promising defensemen: Chris Tanev of the Calgary Flames, Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks, and Sean Walker representing the Philadelphia Flyers, according to ESPN's Kevin Weekes.

Chris Tanev is a standout candidate known for his unwavering defensive presence.

His reputation as a shot-blocking specialist and his seasoned experience make him a prime choice to provide stability in the Devils' defensive zone during Hamilton's absence.

Tanev has amassed a goal and seven total points across 25 games played, as well as a +3 plus/minus rating.

Ilya Lyubushkin offers a different dimension with his physical style of play and a knack for blocking shots, which could add a layer of grit and defensive reliability to the Devils' blue line.

The six-foot-two, 200 lbs defenseman has just two assists this season, along with a -8 plus/minus rating across 25 games played, while averaging 17:07 time on ice.

Meanwhile, Sean Walker brings versatility to the table, showcasing both defensive skills and offensive upside.

He's off to a fantastic start to the season, scoring three goals, 11 total points, and a +7 plus/minus rating across 25 games played.

His ability to contribute at both ends of the ice makes him an intriguing option to help fill the void left by Hamilton's injury.

The Devils' choice among these three adept defensemen will be pivotal in fortifying their defensive unit as they navigate the challenges ahead. Photo Credit:  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports