List of New Jersey Devils draft picks
The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. The club was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, moved to Denver, Colorado, as the Colorado Rockies after only two seasons, and then settled in New Jersey in 1982. Since arriving in New Jersey, the Devils have drafted 324 players.
New Jersey's first draft pick was Rocky Trottier, taken eighth overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Fourteen picks would go on to play over 1,000 NHL games: Brendan Shanahan, Pat Verbeek, Kirk Muller, Ken Daneyko, Scott Niedermayer, Brian Rolston, Martin Brodeur, John MacLean, Bill Guerin, Eric Weinrich, Patrik Elias, Petr Sykora, Steve Sullivan and Jason Smith.
By nationality, the Devils have drafted 156 Canadians, 92 Americans, 26 Russians, 14 Swedes, 11 Finns, nine Czechs, six Slovaks, three Germans, one Briton, one Kazakh, one Latvian, one Pole, one Austrian, one Belarusian, and one Swiss. The Devils have drafted 12 players from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), more than from any other team; the OHL also comprises the greatest number of draftees by league for the Devils, as 69 OHL players have been drafted. 184 forwards, 110 defensemen and 30 goaltenders have been drafted.
The Devils hosted the 2013 NHL Entry Draft at their home arena, the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey. It was here where the Devils traded their first round selection, the ninth overall, to the Vancouver Canucks to acquire starting goaltender Cory Schneider.
Statistics are complete as of the 2017–18 NHL season and show each player's career regular season totals in the NHL. Wins, losses, ties, overtime losses and goals against average apply to goaltenders and are used only for players at that position. This list includes players drafted by the team in New Jersey only.
- Draft history: "All Draft Choices". New Jersey Devils Hockey Club. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- Draft history: 2009–10 New Jersey Devils Media Guide. New Jersey Devils Hockey Club. 2009. pp. 117–119.
- Player stats: "New Jersey Devils draft history". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- Player stats: "Individual player profiles". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- "2013 NHL Draft Summary". New Jersey Devils hockey club. 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-07-15.