Damon Severson
Born (1994-08-07)August 7, 1994,
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team New Jersey Devils
Ntl. team Flag of Canada.png Canada
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2012
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2013–present

Damon Severson (born August 7, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Devils in the second round, 60th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Amateur[edit | edit source]

While playing major junior with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL), Severson was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils on September 6, 2012.[1]

Professional[edit | edit source]

Approaching his first professional season, Severson made the Devils roster prior to the start of the 2014–15 season out of training camp. He made his NHL debut on October 9, 2014, against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.[2] He scored his first point, an assist, on October 11 against the Florida Panthers; his first goal came in the same game, six minutes later, at the 19:32 mark on goaltender Roberto Luongo.[3][4] Severson finished his first professional season with 5 goals and 17 points in 51 games.

The following season, Severson played in 72 games for the Devils, recording 1 goal and 21 points. He also appeared in three games for the Devils' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Albany Devils.

Severson played in a career-high 80 games for the Devils during the 2016–17 season, scoring a career-high 31 points. On September 12, 2017, Severson signed a new six-year, $25.2 million contract with the Devils worth $4,166,700 annually.[5]

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada.png Canada
World Championships
Silver 2019 Slovakia

On April 29, 2019, Severson was selected to make his full international debut after he was named to Canada's roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship held in Slovakia.[6] On May 23, in the quarterfinal game against Switzerland, Severson scored the game-tying goal for Canada with 0.4 seconds left to play in regulation time. Canada went on to win the game in overtime to advance to the semifinals. Severson helped Canada progress through to the final before losing to Finland to finish with the silver medal on May 26.[7] He finished the tournament with one goal and five assists in ten games.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Yorkton Harvest SMHL 44 9 25 34 53 4 1 1 2 18
2009–10 Melville Millionaires SJHL 1 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Kelowna Rockets WHL 5 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Kelowna Rockets WHL 64 4 13 17 53 10 2 0 2 13
2011–12 Kelowna Rockets WHL 56 7 30 37 80 4 2 0 2 2
2012–13 Kelowna Rockets WHL 71 10 42 52 74 11 1 9 10 18
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 2 0 2 2 0
2013–14 Kelowna Rockets WHL 64 15 46 61 63 14 4 14 18 18
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 5 12 17 22
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 72 1 20 21 32
2015–16 Albany Devils AHL 3 0 1 1 9 11 0 8 8 14
2016–17 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 3 28 31 58
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 9 15 24 42 4 0 0 0 12
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 11 28 39 58
2019–20 New Jersey Devils NHL 69 8 23 31 52
NHL totals 430 37 126 163 264 4 0 0 0 12

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Western U17 6th 5 0 2 2 4
2012 Canada WJC18 Bronze medal icon.svg 7 0 2 2 8
2019 Canada WC Silver medal icon.svg 10 1 5 6 16
Junior totals 12 0 4 4 12
Senior totals 10 1 5 6 16

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Honours Year
World U-17 Hockey Challenge – Team Western Canada 2011 [8]
CHL Top Prospects Game – Team Cherry 2012 [9][10]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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