In 2009, Oduya finished second among Devils defenders with 29 points (7 goals & 22 assists) in all 82 GP. He ranked 57th among all defensemen in pool points, which makes him a necessity on someone's team come fantasy draft time, as he doesn't sit too deep in the rankings. He isn't considered one of the most offensive defenders, but he does put enough points on the board to make a small difference. His durability is also a very good quality to pick-up for your team.
|Zach Parise||Paul Martin||Martin Brodeur|
|Patrik Elias||Johnny Oduya|
|Jamie Langenbrunner||Colin White|
|Dainius Zubrus||Bryce Salvador|
The Devils also rank themselves as one of the higher average salary teams in the NHL, as they currently have 12 players signed on (with Oduya) at an approximate cap hit of $42.1 million, leaving $14.5 million to sign on nine players this summer. Fortunately for the Devils, they continue to have a very reliable backend, which has to help Martin Brodeur, in his quest for more NHL records.