“I felt pretty comfortable out there,” Severson said. “I think that's the main thing with me as a player and as a person, just being confident on and off the ice and just doing my thing no matter what. The coaches put their trust in me and the management put their trust in me to put me right back in the fire and I just tried to do my thing out there and have some fun.”
Severson, who missed time with a fractured left ankle, ended the night playing 16:21 in the Devils 3-1 victory over the Predators while posting two shots on goal. Interim coach Lou Lamoriello was happy with the rookie's return performance.
“For being off for the time he was off and he's still not there in game shape the way you get by playing, but I thought he did an outstanding job for the first night,” Lamoriello said.