Brett Seney

New Jersey Devils
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Fantasy Summary

Blazing speed and impressive puck handling, but size and strength are a concern.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 29, 1996
Height 5‘9”
Weight 160 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 6; Overall: 157

Observations

April 2019 — Seney spent all of March in Binghamton and then was called up for the season finale against Florida on the 6th. He has one year left on his current deal. The Binghamton-New Jersey shuttle may happen again next season. Chris Wassel

March 2019 – Seney showed nearly point a game pace with Binghamton late in the 2017-18 season and then did it again to start the 2018-19 season. The result was a call-up and that lasted 50 games. Seney was sent back to Binghamton on February 24th to get more ice time and work on some fundamentals. He averaged right around a point a game once again. In the NHL, he gets a point about once every four games. That is not awful for a fourth liner playing ten minutes a night. Seney’s big issue is engagement. He must overcome the timid tendencies he shows and keeps playing full steam ahead. A speedy forward must not be afraid to use it anywhere – in corners, down the middle of the ice, etc. The middle-six forward spot still appears to be his upside. Chris Wassel

July 2017 – In addition to being named to Hockey East’s annual All-Academic Team for the second time, Seney earned an invite to Devils Development Camp beginning July 11. He’ll likely be back at Merrimack in the fall before pursuing the pro game in 2018-19. Kevin Wickersham March 2017 – the Tenth-ranked University of New Hampshire ousted Seney’s Merrimack Warriors in their best-of-three first round Hockey East Tournament series, bringing a close to his best collegiate season yet. Skating on a line with recent Capitals’ free agent-signee Hampus Gustafsson and the late season Finnish freshman sensation Sami Tavernier, Seney finished with career highs in assists (21), shots (81), points (31) and plus-minus (+10). 2017-18 will likely see him return to Merrimack for his senior year. Kevin Wickersham

January 2017 – Seney, a diminutive Merrimack University forward possesses impressive puck handling skills and speed to burn. Leading the Warriors in scoring this campaign (six goals, 11 assists in 21 games), he has put his quickness and passing acumen to good use rather than relying on shot volume, as he is presently only 8th on the team in shots taken with 35. In this, his third year at Merrimack, Seney has been a consistent force, totaling 26 points on 56 shots in each of his two prior NCAA seasons. With his fleetness, he is able to outskate and out-maneuver Hockey East defenders regularly, as his goals and assists frequently occur on the rush or as a product of defenders and goalies overplaying him as he slips a deft pass to a teammate. As with many small, quick players, Seney would do well to bulk up to help him meet the physical demands of hockey at the next levels and develop defensively. He will likely spend four years playing the college game, giving him an extended opportunity to grow and add muscle prior to making the jump to the pros. Highly opportunistic and aware on the ice, he has expressed a desire to pattern his pro game after undersized Devils success stories Brian Gionta and Patrik Elias, as well as Patrick Kane and Tyler Johnson. Kevin Wickersham


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 London Jr. Knights Gold Min Mdgt AHMMPL 29 20 26 46 20 | Playoffs 11 6 13 19
  London Jr. Knights Midget AAA AHMPL 2 1 1 2 4 |          
  London Jr. Knights Gold Min Mdgt OHL Cup 5 3 2 5 4 |          
 2012-2013 Collingwood Colts OJHL 49 3 7 10 18 | Playoffs 15 2 0 2
 2013-2014 Collingwood Colts OJHL 49 26 43 69 67 | Playoffs 11 5 7 12 12 
 2014-2015 Merrimack College NCAA 34 11 15 26 55 |          
 2015-2016 Merrimack College NCAA 32 8 18 26 34 |          
 2016-2017 Merrimack College NCAA 36 10 21 31 38 |          
 2017-2018 Merrimack College NCAA 37 13 19 32 48 |          
  Binghamton Devils AHL 12 3 5 8 16 |          
 2018-2019 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 5 8 13 31 |          
  Binghamton Devils AHL 26 3 16 19 48 |          

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