The Devils re-signed Will Butcher to a three-year contract worth $11.2M ($3.733M AAV).
In his second professional season, Butcher had four goals and 26 assists (30 points) in 78 games. It was a step backwards from his rookie campaign and the Devils’ blueline just got a little more crowded with the offseason addition of P.K. Subban. However, Butcher should still see PP1 time throughout the year and should be a solid No.4 fantasy defenseman option.
The Devils have signed Nikita Gusev to a two-year contract worth $9.0M ($4.5M AAV).
Gusev was acquired from the Golden Knights and immediately signed a two-year deal with the Devils. The 27-year-old led the KHL with 82 points (17G / 65A) in 62 games last year. He has totalled 63 goals and 152 assists (215 points) in 173 combined games over the last three seasons. Gusev projects to be a top-6 winger for the Devils to start 2020.
The Devils have acquired Nikita Gusev from the Golden Knights for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick.
Gusev is a 27-year-old winger who was originally drafted in the seventh-round back in 2012. Gusev has been in the KHL since then and led the league in assists (65) and points (82) a season ago. Gusev joins a Devils team that has added Jack Hughes, P.K. Subban and Wayne Simmonds this offseason.
The Devils re-signed Mirco Mueller to a one-year extension worth $1.4M.
Mueller, a former first-round pick (No.18 overall in 2013) served as a No.6/7 defenseman with the Devils last season. In 53 games, Mueller had 11 points (1G / 10A) to give him 21 points (3G / 18A) in 135 career NHL games. With P.K. Subban getting added to the Devils’ top-pairing, Mueller will be fighting with Connor Carrick for the No.6 defenseman spot in 2020.
The Devils re-signed Connor Carrick to a two-year extension worth $1.5 million ($750K AAV).
Carrick was acquired from Toronto in early-October before the Stars traded him to New Jersey in late-February. The 25-year-old ended up picking up seven points (1G / 6A) in 20 games with the Devils, giving him a total of 11 points (2G / 9A) in just 34 games. With the addition of P.K. Subban this summer, Carrick will likely battle with Mirco Mueller for the sixth D-spot in 2020.
The Devils have re-signed Josh Jacobs to a one-year contract.
Source: Devils 07/15/19, 1:32 pm EST
The Decils have re-signed Brandon Baddock to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Devils have signed Matt Tennyson to a one-year deal worth $700K.
The Devils have signed Dakota Mermis to a one-year deal worth $700K.
The Devils signed Ben Street to a one-year contract worth $750K.
The Devils have signed Jack Hughes to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Devils have signed Wayne Simmonds to a one-year deal worth $5.0M.
Source: @NJDevils 07/1/19, 2:02 pm EST
The Devils acquired John Hayden from the Blackhawks for John Quenneville.
Hayden spent the entire 2019 season with the Blackhawks but only played in 54 NHL games. The 24-year-old had three goals and two assists (five points) to give him just 22 points (8G / 14A) in 113 career games. He will likely skate on the Devils’ third or fourth line in 2020.
The Devils acquired P.K. Subban from the Predators for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies, a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick.
Subban has three years, $27.0 million ($9.0M AAV) left on his contract and the Predators wanted to move it to clear some room to potentially sign a big free-agent. Subban will replace Santini on the Devils’ blueline and immediately becomes New Jersey’s best defenseman and will quarterback their top power-play unit. Subban missed 19 games due to injury last season and finished with nine goals and 22 assists (31 points).
With the No.1 overall pick the New Jersey Devils have selected Jack Hughes.
The Devils have signed Jesper Boqvist to a three-year, entry-level contract.
New Jersey selected Boqvist with the No.36 overall pick in 2017. The 20-year-old centre has been in the Swedish Elite League since 2016 and is coming off of a season where he had 35 points (13G / 22A) in 51 games with Brynas IF—good for second on the team.
The Devils signed Mikhail Maltsev to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Maltsev, 21, was a fourth-round pick (No.102 overall) in 2016 and signed with New Jersey after picking up two points (1G / 1A) in 13 games with St. Petersburg SKA (KHL). Maltsev represented Russia at the World Juniors, where he had two assists in five games.
The Devils have signed Fabian Zetterlund to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Zetterlund, 19, was a third-round pick (No.63 overall) of the Devils in 2017 and had four points (2G / 2A) in 16 games with Farjestads BK Karlstad of the Swedish Elite League this season. Zetterlund has represented Sweden twice at the World Juniors, where he had two goals in 12 games overall.
Simmonds is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Simmonds was forced to leave Game 2 after being hit by a point-shot by his teammate and is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks with a lower-body issue. Simmonds could return to the Predators lineup if they advance past the first-round, but is expected to be replace by Miikka Salomaki in the meantime.
Source: @PredsNHL 04/15/19, 2:09 pm EST