Seven former Sea Dogs have appeared in at least one NHL game this season. As expected, Jonathan Huberdeau and Charlie Coyle are key contributors to their teams. Eric Gelinas has also been quite impressive since being called up from the American Hockey League.
Eric Gelinas led #NJDevils defensemen in ice time (22:31) and registered an assist, two shots and a game-high four hits (tied, Greene).
— NHLDevilsPR (@NHLDevilsPR) December 3, 2013
Here's a statistical look at how the seven have performed:
Yann Sauve was called up by the Vancouver Canucks earlier this year but never played.
The Detroit Red Wings are very patient with prospects, but you have to think they are happy with the way Tomas Jurco is performing this year. After a solid playoff run last Spring, Jurco has 10 goals and 13 assists in 21 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Also, this is weird:
The Penguins are now 33-7 in the past two seasons when Simon Despres is in the lineup.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) December 4, 2013
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