With the fourth pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils get a steal with Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson.
Larsson is one of two NHL-ready players available in the draft, and the top defenseman available. He has good size and great strength, but his true advantage is his composure. Larsson always makes the smart play, the good first pass, and never panics on the ice. He has good offensive potential, but that may be the last thing to do develop. He has a very high ceiling as a #1 defenseman and has received comparisons to Detroit Red Wings future Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom.