Jamie Devane

by Jason Banks on September 13, 2015

 

Jamie Devane - Photo Courtesy of ESPN

 

Jamie Devane, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6’5

Weight: 217

Born: 1991-02-20

Hometown: Mississauga, ON

Drafted: 2009 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 68th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2015 – In an organizational cost cutting effort, the Predators dealt former high flight, prospect Taylor Beck for the gritty, low line winger Devane. His development stalled in the Leaf organization as they had too many players with better upsides taking up ice and opportunities. Devane does get a new life on his career and will likely once again be an everyday AHL player trying to scratch and claw at an NHL job, but it is unlikely to surface. The role that Devane was drafted for has vanished and he will finish his career policing minor pro teams and defending top prospects. Jason Banks

September 2013 – Devane, a very large and imposing left winger, has found himself thrust onto the NHL map with his excellent training camp this season. He will be most known for the use of his fists than with his stick-in-hand play, something Buffalo’s Corey Tropp painfully discovered. He has one of the rare abilities to be able to switch hands in a fight and has done it a few times, a rare attribute that is surprising and dangerous for his combatant partner. If he continues to dominate fights at the pace and the caliber of opponents, he might become one of the NHL’s ‘super heavyweights’. His improving skating ability and good stick skills are better than what normally pegs a player to a fourth line or specialty role. In his final two seasons in junior, he posted 83 points in 122 games, 42 goals and 235 penalty minutes. In his first full pro season he rightfully spent time in the ECHL (during the NHL lockout) and was recalled when needed to the AHL. He posted five points in 22 games in a limited role. This season he will continue with the Marlies in a responsible ‘big man’ role unless the Leafs need him to fill in for Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren. His development is not based like others on if he improves his production ability and play, but more if he can be serviceable and fill a need when it presents itself. With the two vets signed through next season it would seem that outside injuries he will need a long waiting period, but because he has another dimension to his game, Leaf management may decide to make one or both expendable at some point. It is too early and difficult to see how and where Devane’s path will take him, but he has potential to be similar to Ottawa’s Chris Neil, maybe with better stick skills. With a trio of points and a handful of fights in six preseason games, he is a player to keep an eye on if your pool counts PIMs. Jason Banks

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C -

He is a low-mid ceiling winger whose value will be in leagues that include PIMs. He could find himself on a regular third line role in his prime.

 

 

Footage:

 

Devane vs Corey Tropp, shows his ability to quickly change hands with a devastating result.

 

 

Devane unleashes the fury on Micheal Kantor with both hands

 

 

Devane vs Liam O’Brien, Linesmen need to jump in to save O’Brien in 2013 rookie camp.

 

 

Guys in pink can be tough.

 

 

Devane vs Mark Borowiecki, simultaneous bombs shake both players but Devane wins on more damage.

 

 

 

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