Devils Rumors: Old Friend On Team's Radar

The New Jersey Devils are gearing up to be buyers at the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline. After an excellent 2022-23 season, they have run into some trouble with consistency, and they will be looking to make upgrades to their group because of it. 

While adding a proven starting goaltender should be one of their objectives, it appears that their goal is to improve their forward group as well. Interestingly, one of their trade targets is a former Devil. While on a recent episode of the 32 Thoughts Podcast, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman shared that the Devils have expressed interest in Anaheim Ducks forward Adam Henrique. 

Henrique, 33, is a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) who is among the most notable rental candidates available. He is having a strong season on a bad Ducks team, posting 15 goals and 32 points in his first 48 games. With numbers like these, it is fair to state that he would be a strong addition to their third line and power play. 

Henrique is, of course, remembered for beginning his NHL career as a Devil. He was selected by the team in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and played eight seasons with the team, posting 122 goals and 257 points in 455 games. We will now need to wait and see if he gets the chance to improve upon his stats as a Devil before the deadline passes from here.

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