Devils Select Connor Chatham With 71st Pick in 2014 NHL Entry Draft

The New Jersey Devils selected right wing Connor Chatham (Plymouth, OHL) with the 71st overall (third round) selection of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Chatham started the 2013-14 season with a goal in his second career Ontario Hockey League contest and finished his rookie season with  13g-18a-31pts in 54 games.

Notes and Scouting Report from Profile

• He grew up cheering for Brett Hull and the St. Louis Blues and aims to model his game after current Blues’ captain David Backes.

• Chatham recalls his most memorable hockey moment as winning the gold medal at the 2011 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament against the host Russians. He also won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, registering a goal and assist in five games.

• He played one campaign with the U.S. Under-17 team in Ann Arbor, Michigan, tallying 20 points (7-13—20) in 55 games in 2011-12 before joining the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League the following season. In 2012-13, Chatham ranked fourth on the Lancers with 35 points (18-17—35) in 63 games.

• Chatham began his hockey career with the Southern Illinois Icehawks, where he played six years. He also played two seasons with both the Afton Americans and St. Louis AAA Blues.

• He shared second in the bench press at the 2014 NHL Scouting Combine, completing 18 reps.


Chatham spoke to the media following his selection

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