Devils C Pavel Zacha, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, is impressed the the team's top two picks from this year, writes Chris Ryan at NJ.com.
C Michael McLeod (12th overall pick) and C Nathan Bastian (41st overall pick) have been participating in the Prospects Challenge.
"I saw McLeod and Bastian, they looked really good," Zacha said. "I'm really excited [to see] them in the rookie tournament, and I see that we have really good prospects this year, it's even better than last year."
Zacha has only observed McLeod and Bastian during practice and is eager to see them in game action.
"We'll find out in games," Zacha said. "You never know during practice, but that's why we're going to the rookie tournament, to find out who we are and I hope they'll show their best."