Player News - Devils

Date: Team: Pos:

Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas has filed for salary arbitration.

Gelinas filed for arbitration before Sunday's 5:00 PM EST deadline, but that doesn't mean the two sides will actually be heading to arbitration. The club and player can still reach an agreement before the official hearing takes place. Gelinas is one of the bright young players on the Devils roster and they would do well to lock him up for the foreseeable future. He had six goals and 19 points in 61 games last season.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:45 PM

Adam Larsson has filed for salary arbitration.

The deadline to do so was Sunday at 5:00 PM EST. The 22-year-old had a nice season for the Devils, as he scored three goals, 24 points and a plus-2 rating in 64 games. Arbitration hearings will be heard in Toronto between July 20th and August 4th.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:42 PM

Seth Helgeson was the only RFA New Jersey Devil not to file for salary arbitration on Sunday.

No specific reasoning was given, but it appears safe to presume that both he and the Devils expect to work out a new deal. Last season the 24-year-old defenseman saw his first 22 games of NHL action, scoring just two assists with 18 PIMs and blocks, and 42 hits. He made just $595K with the Devils as well, so a modest raise is about all that can be expected.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Jul 5 - 5:29 PM

Stefan Matteau could get a shot to crack the Devils lineup this season.

The Devils first round pick in the 2012 Draft, Matteau has had a few cups of coffee in the NHL as he has played 24 games thus far in his young career. He made the American World Championship team this past spring but suffered a broken finger and could not finish the tournament. Matteau finally turned it on at the AHL level late in the 2014-15 season and should have a good chance to make the Devils in 2015-16. We do not recommend him in fantasy hockey at this time.
Jul 4 - 6:50 AM

Marc-Andre Gragnani has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Gragnani is coming back to North America after spending the last two seasons in Europe. He had eight goals and 37 points in 49 Swiss league games in 2014-15.
Jul 3 - 6:08 PM

Yann Danis has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New Jersey Devils.

Danis can earn $575,000 annually at the NHL level. That being said, he's an organizational depth goaltender that will likely only be called upon in the event of an injury to either Cory Schneider or Keith Kinkaid.
Jul 3 - 6:07 PM

Kyle Palmieri is happy to be a New Jersey Devil.

Palmieri grew up a Rangers fan and while some of his close friends growing up still cheer for the Rangers, he is happy to be near home. "That's alright. I have a couple of friends who are still Rangers fans who are going to be gritting their teeth during those games," Palmieri told NJ Advance Media. "It's something I'm excited for. I grew up around that rivalry. I know how big it was and how intense the games are. But I guess I really won't have an idea until our first big game against them. I can't wait for it." Palmieri should provide some scoring for the Devils as he had 14 goals and 29 points in just 59 games last season.
Jul 2 - 8:52 AM

Jim O'Brien has signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $575K with the New Jersey Devils.

The 26-year-old forward O'Brien has been a career minor leaguer, playing in just 63 NHL games since being drafted by Ottawa in 2007. Last season he split time with AHL Hershey and Novokuznetsk Metallurg of the KHL, scoring 12 points in 22 games in Russia and 29 points in 32 games in the American League. He is expected to however mainly be a depth player for AHL Albany.
Jul 1 - 8:45 PM

Paul Thompson has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the New Jersey Devils.

The contract is worth $575,000 at the NHL level. He had 33 goals and 55 points in 73 contests with the AHL Albany Devils in 2014-15.
Jul 1 - 4:57 PM

John Moore has reached a three-year agreement with New Jersey that will pay him $1.6 million per season.

Moore was traded to Arizona last season in the deal that sent Keith Yandle to the Rangers. In 57 games in 2014-15, he posted 11 points and 77 hits.
Jul 1 - 2:26 PM

Blake Coleman has signed a two-year, entry-level deal with New Jersey.

He tallied 20 goals and 37 points in 37 games with Miami Univeristy (Ohio) last year. Coleman was a third-round pick (75th overall) of the Devils in the 2011 draft.
Jul 1 - 2:22 PM

Although the New Jersey Devils have cap space to spare, they aren't likely to be a major player in the UFA market.

This isn't a particularly great free agent market, so that might be for the best. The Devils do likely need to add skilled forwards in order to have the kind of offense necessary to compete for a playoff spot next season, but that doesn't mean they'll make such a move. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if 2015-16 proves to be another transitional season for New Jersey.
Jul 1 - 9:37 AM

Scott Clemmensen is the new goaltender coach of the New Jersey Devils.

Well, this will end all rumors that Clemmensen will try and return to the NHL as a player. He played parts of 12 seasons in the NHL with four teams, starting and ending his career with the Devils.
Jun 30 - 3:12 PM

The Devils hope that Jacob Josefson can take on a larger role with the team next season.

The drafting of center Pavel Zacha and giving Josefson an opportunity were contributing factors in New Jersey deciding to let Scott Gomez go to free agency. Josefson recorded just six goals and 11 points in 62 games last season, while averaging 12:25 of playing time per match.
Jun 29 - 11:36 AM

New Jersey isn't expected to retain the services of Mark Fraser.

He is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday. In 34 appearances last season, Fraser posted four assists, 55 penalty minutes and 85 hits.
Jun 29 - 11:30 AM


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