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Devils Prospect Meets Franchise Record in QMJHL

Cam Squires notched four goals and 11 points in five games during the first round of the QMJHL playoffs.



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It looks like the New Jersey Devils might have a player in one of their mid-round selections from the 2023 NHL Draft.

Forward Cam Squires had an electric season for the Cape Breton Eagles in the QMJHL this season, scoring 33 goals and 72 points in 66 games. H reached a new career high in all categories after eclipsing his 30 goals and 34 assists for 64 points in 67 games last season.

Squires is shaping up to be a potential diamond in the rough found in the 100s range of last summer’s draft.

The most encouraging thing about Squires this season, however, has been his ability to take his game to another level when it matters most.

The Devils prospect helped propel Cape Breton past the Rimouski Océanic in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs.

“Helped” isn’t doing Squires any justice, however.

It’s more like Squires old the Eagles to jump on his back and enjoy the ride.

In a five-game series against Rimouski, Squires collected four goals and seven assists for a total of 11 points. Squires’ 11 points against Rimouski meet the most points in a single series in Cape Breton franchise history, originally set by David Cloutier.

The Eagles have produced a few significant first-round draft picks in the past. Those names include current NHLers Pierre-Luc Dubois, Drake Batherson, and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Squires has propelled himself past the aforementioned skaters on Cape Breton’s all-time scorers list.

The Devils selected Squires in the fourth round of the 2023 NHL Draft 122nd overall.

We got a pretty good look at Squires at last summer’s Devils development camp as one of the standouts among the Devils’ youth.

“Both Cam Squires and Cole Brown displayed some solid offensive upside and scoring ability,” New Jersey Hockey Now wrote in July. “They’ll both need to add a few pounds of muscle, but there’s a certain explosiveness in both of their abilities to score.”

Squires later attended his first NHL training camp with the Devils last September.

Squires’ season with Cape Breton continues on April 12th when the Eagles face the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in the second round of the QMJHL playoffs.

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