The New Jersey Devils selected five players in Rounds 3-6 in the 2012 NHL Draft, highlighted by American left wing/center Ben Johnson with the 90th overall pick in the third round.
The 5-foot-11 Johnson had 18 goals and 20 assists in 68 games with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. Johnson is one of the quicker players in the draft, and has shown flashes of quality in his offensive game. He is still pretty raw at 18 years old, but at this point in the draft he brings great value for New Jersey.
The full Devils' 2012 NHL Draft selections:
- 1st Round, Pick No. 29: Stefan Matteau, 6'1", C, USHL
- 2nd Round, Pick No. 60: Damon Severson, 6'1", D, Kelowna/CHL
- 3rd Round, Pick No. 90: Ben Johnson, 5'11", LW/C, Windsor/OHL
- 4th Round, Pick No. 96: Ben Thomson, 6'3", LW, Kitchener/OHL
- 5th Round, Pick No. 135: Graham Black, 5'11", C, Swift Current/WHL
- 5th Round, Pick No. 150: Alexander Kerfoot, 5'11", C, Coquitlam/BCHL
- 6th Round, Pick No. 180: Artur Gavrus, 5'9", LW/C, Owen Sound/OHL