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.