The New Jersey Devils drafted 11 players in the 2017 NHL Draft, including two third round picks, two fifth round picks, and three seventh round picks.
Round 1, 1st overall pick: C Nico Hischier
Jeff Marek of SportsNet: "Popped big at the WJC and CHL Top Prospects game, but has tailed off slightly. Was injured and since returning has played a slightly different game. Some scouts worry about some of the fatigue he's shown, but his skills more than compensate.".
Round 2, 36th overall pick: C Jesper Boqvist
Mike Morreale of NHL.com: "The left-shot forward has great speed with offensive skill. He had 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 19 games with Timra on loan from Brynas in the Swedish Hockey League, where he returned earlier this month. Boqvist (6-0, 179) is a very good skater with good first-step quickness and balance. He's a skilled puck carrier, and effective in traffic. "
Round 3, 63rd overall pick: LW RW Fabian Zetterlund
Jeremy Davis of The Leafs Nation: "Fabian Zetterlund is a Swedish sniper who's quite young for his draft class and has improved a lot just over the course of this season. His shot is his calling card, and he gets it off a lot, boasting impressive shot rates in each of the SHL, SuperElit and international tournaments.
Round 3, 81st overall pick: D Reilly Walsh
Bill Placzek of Draftsite.com: "He is a bit undersized, but no one can deny his superb skating and offensive talent as he lead all scores as a dee-man. Has great pace to his game, and can get up ice in transition and put the puck right in front of his teammates, ripe for picking."
Round 4, 98th overall pick: LW Nikita Popugaev
Jeff Marek of Sportsnet: "There's no denying the talent, but is the will there every night? A big, strong winger who can dominate games physically."
Round 5, 129th overall pick: G Gillies Senn
Round 5, 143rd overall pick: RW Marian Studenic
Round 6, 160th overall pick: C Aarne Talvitie
Round 7, 191st overall pick: D Jocktan Chainey
Round 7, 205th overall pick: D Yegor Zaitsev
Round 7, 214th overall pick: D Matthew Hellickson