New Jersey Devils News

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.

Source: New Jersey Devils 08/2/19, 11:12 am EST

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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.

Source: New Jersey Devils 07/29/19, 5:10 pm EST

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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.

Source: New Jersey Devils 07/29/19, 5:08 pm EST

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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.

Source: New Jersey Devils 07/22/19, 8:57 pm EST

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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.

Source: New Jersey Devils 07/16/19, 8:52 pm EST

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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.

Source: New Jersey Devils 06/23/19, 7:57 pm EST

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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).

Source: New Jersey Devils 06/23/19, 7:55 pm EST

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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

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