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Who is JD Dudek?

When Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media on Friday, he said that he wanted to bring in warm bodies at the deadline in return for whoever was moving out. With the Mark Letestu trade, Chiarelli certainly accomplished that goal by bringing in a prospect in Pontus Aberg that has some AHL success and NHL at-bats under his belt.

When it comes to the return for Pat Maroon, JD Dudek, a lot less is known about the player.

Dudek, a former sixth-round pick of the New Jersey Devils (152nd overall), has spent the past three seasons playing at Boston College. According to the scouting reports, Dudek, a native of Auburn, New Hampshire, is a cerebral player that possesses plenty of hockey sense but still needs to work on his overall game if he hopes to have it translate to the professional level.

This season, the 22-year-old Dudek has appeared in 33 games with the NCAA’s Boston College Eagles, recording 17 points (6G, 11A) and 26 PIMs. In 107 career NCAA games, Dudek has amassed 42 points (20G, 22A) and 60 PIMs. Dudek is expected to play one more year at Boston College before turning pro.

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Check out this intrasquad goal that he scored at Devils’ prospect camp. Who knows where this prospect will go from here, but at least he has hands.


Courtesy of Elite Prospects:

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/-
2013-14 Islanders Hockey Club USPHL-Pr 2 0 0 0 12
2014-15 Chicago Steel USHL 13 4 2 6 6 -2
2014-15 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 41 6 6 12 66 -7
2015-16 Boston College H-East 34 1 2 3 6 -6
2016-17 Boston College H-East 40 13 9 22 28 10
2017-18 Boston College H-East 33 6 11 17 26 -6

  • TruthHurts98

    PC is blithering idiot. Worst GM in the league. Awful trade after awful trade. Devils have fleeced the moron twice already. But hey, lets all embrace the DOD #2. Because pissing away all this talent for nothing gets you nowhere but the basement.

    • Bills Bills

      Seriously do you remember what PC paid for Maroon? Martin Gernat and a 4th round pick. He also had Anaheim retain half his salary when he had 2 years left. So I would say a third rounder and someone who at this point is more likely to have a shift in the nhl than Gernat is a decent return. Dont blame PC because Boston severely overpaid for Nash. You know even if they wanted Maroon more than Nash, they would have never done that deal with PC.

  • toprightcorner

    This guy has skill and has hockey sense. If at best he is a top 6 AHLer that plays a skill game, I am happy with that because the Oilers currently don’t have much skill in the AHL, so putting skill in the AHL is good to help develop better prospects.

  • Bills Bills

    Why is it when I am scrolling on this page through facebook I constantly get redirected and spammed? It only happens when I scroll the ON blog in the Facebook app.