Following Northeastern University’s exit from the NCAA tournament last weekend, the Devils have announced that Jeremy Davies has signed “a two-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2019-20 season” according to the press release put out by the team. According to the press release, “Davies was New Jersey’s ninth selection (seventh round), 192nd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.”
Devils General Manager Ray Shero had the following to say about Davies: “We are very excited to sign Jeremy. He is a very smart puck-moving defenseman who can transition his team to offense in all three zones. His vision, skill, competitiveness, character and leadership helped Northeastern become one of the top echelon schools in the country during his time there. We also want to thank Jim Madigan and his staff at Northeastern for Jeremy’s development these past three years.”
The press release mentions Davies’ career highlights during his time at Northeastern as the 22-year-old, left-shooting d-man had a good career packed into three years (2016-19) with the Huskies. He was named to the Hockey East First All-Star Team this past season as well as the All-Tournament Team for Hockey East. He was also a finalist in his junior year for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which goes to the top player in college hockey.
The press release gave his stats from his junior year as eight goals and 28 assists for 36 points, which was a career high for him. This also ranked him second among all defensemen in Hockey East in scoring “and seventh among all skaters.” He ranked fourth in Hockey East in assists, “second in power play points (4g-17a-21pts),” and sixth in blocked shots with 58.
In his sophomore year, he was also named to the Hockey East First All-Star Team as well as the NCAA East All-American Team. The press release notes that he was also of Team Canada’s Spengler Cup winning team that year (he is a native of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec). His NCAA career total reads: 111 games played, 22 goals and 72 assists for 94 points – which, the release notes, is good for .85 points per game.
Prior to his collegiate career, he played two seasons in the USHL for the Bloomington Thunder and Waterloo Black Hawks where he notched 17 goals and 56 assists for a total of 73 points in 114 games. The press release notes that he “led all USHL defensemen in assists (36) and points (49), while being named to the USHL First All-Star Team” in the 2015-16 season.