It's only been 3 games, and it's going to be a long road ahead, but Damon Severson has the potential to be a star in this league. And without injury he's at least going to be a pretty good player.
There's his skating - he skates very well, straight ahead, backwards, and his lateral movement is terrific.
There's his passing - he has made several very impressive passes already. He is not afraid of the high risk play.
In the offensive zone - while he's favored the shot a lot more than the pass, his ability to move the puck on the power play has been quite excellent - he's not wondering about where the puck should go when he gets it, he already has an idea of where it's got to go.
In the defensive zone without the puck - we haven't seen a ton of this, but I've liked his 1 on 1 defense along the boards and on puck carriers. Obviously it's really early to start saying much about this - we saw how Gelinas progressed from 'he's decent' to 'oh god he's awful' over the course of a season.
We haven't seen much of him pinching in or how he defends 2 on 1s or a lot of critical aspects to playing defense yet, but in the aspects we have seen, he's earning the trust of the coaching staff. So yeah, hop on board - the Devils haven't had a guy show this much promise at this age in a long time.