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Damon Severson, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 198

Born: 1994-08-07

Hometown: Melville, Saskatchewan

Drafted: By New Jersey, 2nd round in 2012

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

December 2013 - Despite making Hockey Canada's final camp for the 2014 World Junior Championships, Damon Severson was the final defenseman cut from the camp roster and will unfortunately not suit up for the Canucks. Outlasted by Aaron Ekblad, Mathew Dumba, Adam Pelech, Derrick Pouliot, Josh Morrissey, Chris Bigras and Griffin Reinhart, Severson still had a strong camp but his mobility wasn't quite on the same level as the other defenders. Brendan Ross

 


July 2013- Severson finished up an outstanding 2012-13 season with 52 points in 71 games which included a plus-43 rating. He went on to post 10 points in 11 playoff contests with Kelowna of the WHL. His performance didn't go unnoticed by the Devils brass. In his entry on the Fire & Ice blog, Tom Gulitti noted that GM Lou Lamoriello wants to bring one of his young defensemen up to the big club. Severson's name was one of the players that came up in that discussion. It might be a long shot that Severson breaks camp with the Devils, but he has clearly made a name for himself among the front office staff. As long as he continues to progress, as he has every season, his wait to don the red shouldn't be too long. Rex Doty


February 2013 – Severson has been on an offensive tear recently. In 21 games since the start of December he has 22 points raising his season total to 43. He is a big time leader on the Kelowna Rockets backend and will be one of the WHL’s top defenseman next year. Zenon Herasymiuk


November 2012 – Severson isn’t off to the hottest start offensively, but I still playing well. The Devils prospect has eight points in 21 games this year. Although his drop in numbers seems alarming, there is no need to worry as the defensive side of his game is continuing to grow and the potential for offense is still there. – Zenon Herasymiuk

 

March, 2012  – A bruising bodychecker who makes a decent first pass, the Kelowna Rockets’ Damon Severson could be a late first-round pick this coming June. The 17-year-old’s size and hard-nosed physical game virtually ensure him NHL duty at some point down the line but his puck skills could use further refinement. He is likely at least two years from the pros. John Canario

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+
He looks like a can’t-miss NHLer but his skills won’t necessarily translate into offensive fantasy value, though he will tally lofty penalty and hit totals.

 

Footage:
Damon Severson throws a jarring hit and then drops the gloves:


 

 


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