Nick Palmieri has the size, hands and skating ability to become a productive NHL power forward.

That is how Devils coach Pete DeBoer sees it.

"I thought his last game (against the Islanders on Saturday night) was his best," DeBoer said. "He's a big guy. Those guys tend to take a little longer to get up to speed and get moving. I thought he's looked really good the last few days.

"Potential-wise he has a great package of size and some skill. He has to keep his game focused on that of power forward despite the guys he's playing with. He can't play a small man's game. That will be our job as coaches to keep him pointed in that direction.The sky is the limit for what he is capable of doing."