Player News - Devils

Date: Team: Pos:

Kyle Palmieri has been named to Team USA's roster.

Palmieri broke out last season with 30 goals and 57 points in 82 contests. He replaced Ryan Callahan, who underwent hip surgery in June. "Kyle brings an all-around game that we're confident will fit nicely with the framework we're looking to build," Team USA GM Dean Lombardi said. "He's coming off an outstanding year in New Jersey and will play an important role with our team."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 20 - 11:07 PM

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

Scarlett had four goals and 26 points in 60 AHL contests in 2015-16. If he plays in the NHL, he'll come with a $600,000 cap hit.
Jul 19 - 6:48 PM

The New Jersey Devils have given AHL Albany head coach Rick Kowalsky a two-year extension.

Kowalsky claimed the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award in 2016 as last season's most outstanding AHL coach. The AHL Devils are coming off a season where they posted a 46-20-8-2 record despite having only four players that participated in more than 50 games. "We are excited to have Rick continue to lead the development of our young players in the AHL and at the same time compete for a Calder Cup," Albany GM Tom Fitzgerald said. "Rick has established himself as one of the top coaches in the AHL and we are certain he will continue to operate at a high level. We now have a strong sense of stability among our NHL, AHL and Developmental Coaches."
Jul 18 - 4:27 PM

The New Jersey Devils plan to have Mackenzie Blackwood turn pro for the 2016-17 campaign.

At the age of 19 (20 in December), Blackwood was young enough to remain in the OHL if the Devils thought it would be best, but old enough that he's eligible to play in the AHL over the OHL. It looks like the Devils have decided it's best to go the latter path with him. Blackwood had a 2.72 GAA and .921 save percentage in 43 contests with the Barrie Colts last season.
Jul 17 - 8:15 AM

The KHL has gained permission from the British Ice Hockey Association to place a team in London.

Placing a KHL team in London would be an interesting premise, but it would also be a difficult sell. Hockey hasn't been particularly successful in the United Kingdom to date, so there may be difficulty generating interest. At the same time, if the KHL is successful in growing the game in the UK then it would be opening the door to a potentially huge market. The KHL has been bold in its expansion, with teams sprouting up in Eastern Europe and they'll soon have a club in China as well.
Jul 15 - 11:27 PM

The New Jersey Devils have brought Ryane Clowe on board as an assistant coach.

Clowe actually has two seasons left on his five-year, $24.25 million contract, but he won't be able to play again after suffering a series of concussions. Those injuries brought an end to a playing career that included 112 goals and 309 points in 491 NHL games. "We are looking forward to Ryane joining our staff," said head coach John Hynes. "His character, expertise as a player, knowledge of the game and passion to coach will be a benefit for our players and the Devils’ organization."
Jul 13 - 6:47 PM

Patrik Elias' status for the 2016-17 campaign is still very much unclear.

Elias' agent said back in June that his client "desperately wants to play one more year," but it's not clear if he'll be ready for the start of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Elias is also still an unrestricted free agent, so even if he is up to returning, there's at least a chance that he won't end up agreeing to terms with the Devils or any other team. "Once he starts getting the green light to start ramping up his training off ice, we'll see where that takes him and certainly when he gets back on ice, if it's going to be later in the summer, we'll see where that goes," Devils GM Ray Shero said. "And his body will tell him or his knee will tell him how he feels, and we'll be in constant communication with Patrik."
Source: NJ.com
Jul 10 - 6:59 PM

Pavel Zacha will go into the Devils' 2016 training camp with a fair shot of making the team.

Devils GM Ray Shero said that there's "absolutely" room for Zacha on the roster. Zacha had 28 goals, 64 points, and 97 penalty minutes in 51 OHL contests in 2015-16. He also made his NHL debut in April and registered two assists in that game.
Jul 10 - 3:56 PM

The New Jersey Devils have signed Sergey Kalinin to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Kalinin had eight goals and 15 points in 78 contests with the Devils last season. Before that he was playing in the KHL and finished the 2014-15 campaign with 25 points in 58 contests with Omsk Avangard.
Jul 7 - 3:02 PM

Kyle Palmieri has signed a five-year, $23.25 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Palmieri had filed for salary arbitration, but that's no longer necessary. As expected, he's getting a big raise over his previous three-year, $4.4 million deal. Palmieri, 25, broke out in 2015-16 with 30 goals and 57 points in 82 games.
Jul 7 - 11:34 AM

Anthony Brodeur is attending the Toronto Maple Leafs' development camp.

Brodeur had a 1.99 GAA and .931 save percentage in 33 BCHL games last season. He was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils, but they never signed him. Lou Lamoriello was the general manager of the Devils when they drafted Brodeur and now that he's with the Maple Leafs, it seems his interest in the son of the future Hall of Famer continues. "I’m going to take a tryout from an NHL team any day," said Brodeur. "Lou was with the Devils two of the three years I was. I got to know him even better than I did (as a kid hanging around practice with his dad). I was pretty young, but I remember having Christmas and Easter parties with the team there."
Source: Toronto Sun
Jul 7 - 5:14 AM

Luke Gazdic has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Gazdic became an unrestricted free agent after the Edmonton Oilers decided not to present him with a qualifying offer. His new contract comes with a $700,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. He had a goal and 24 penalty minutes in 29 contests with Edmonton last season.
Jul 5 - 6:45 PM

Kyle Palmieri has asked for salary arbitration.

Palmieri had 30 goals and 57 points in 82 games last season. That should lead to him getting a big raise after completing his three-year, $4.4 million contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:01 PM

Jacob Josefson has agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Josefson had four goals and 14 points in 58 contests with the Devils in 2015-16. He was a restricted free agent after completing a two-year, $1.6 million contract.
Jul 5 - 3:48 PM

Kyle Palmieri and the New Jersey Devils are still negotiating a deal for the restricted free agent.

Palmieri had his best season for New Jersey in 2015-16 as he potted 30 goals and added 27 assists. While the two sides are apparently close as far as money goes, they have yet to agree on the length of the contract. Look for everything to be settled shortly. Palmieri is only 25 so his best seasons could still be ahead of him. Look for the winger to get 25-30 goals and 55-60 points next season.
Jul 2 - 8:48 AM


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