Saturday night’s contest against the Nashville Predators and the New Jersey Devils marks the first time Matt Halischuk will play against his former team. Sent to Nashville in the trade that shipped former Captain Jason Arnott out of Music City, Halischuk left quite the impression on his former teammates.
“He’s a really hard working, nice quiet kid,” Devils Captain Zach Parise said after morning skate on Saturday. “I thought he played pretty well for us,” Parise added.
In 21 games for the Devils during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, Halischuk scored 1 goal and added 1 assist for 2 points and was a minus 4.
“You could tell he wanted to get better,” Parise said about his former teammate. “He’s going to be a pretty good player in this League. He was a good kid.”
Halischuk has improved. Last season, the right wing suited up for 27 games with Nashville and scored 4 goals while adding 8 assists for 12 points. Halischuk was also the overtime hero during game two of the Western Conference ...