Player News - Devils

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Free agent goaltender Martin Brodeur isn't ruling out the idea of signing a new contract during next season's regular schedule.

"On or around July 1, we explored a few possibilities for Marty that made somewhat sense. That didn’t come to fruition," Brodeur's agent, Pat Brisson, was quoted as saying in the Bergen Record. "Marty has a lot to offer, but it will be the right fit and this may come later this summer or even early in the season. He is in no rush until the right fit appears. "In the meantime he is getting ready the same way he has the past 20 seasons." Brodeur, 42, is a sure-fire nominee for the Hall of Fame. Many feel he is the greatest goalie in NHL history. Last season, with the Devils, he had 19 wins in 39 games and a GAA of 2.51.
Jul 13 - 8:06 PM

Cory Schneider has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey won't provide any further details regarding the contract, but it's reportedly a seven-year, $42 million contract. If that's true then it seems like a fair amount for Schneider. He's never had the opportunity to serve as a team's clear cut starter, but he's been a great goaltender for years and that should continue in his expanded role.
Jul 9 - 4:11 PM

New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer expects the team to bounce back after missing the playoffs in back-to-back campaigns.

"I'm real excited about the upcoming year," DeBoer said. "We've had a couple of transition years, transitioning through Zach Parise and (Ilya) Kovalchuk leaving and I like the mix of guys we have now and I feel real confident about our ability to be very competitive." The Devils certainly have a chance to make the playoffs next season, but they're not exactly a good team. They haven't lured or developed a player of Parise or Kovalchuk's caliber since losing them and their core of forwards looks lackluster as a result. If they make the playoffs, it will be thanks to goaltender Cory Schneider.
Jul 9 - 9:55 AM

As he hunts for a new employer on the free-agent market, Martin Brodeur "might be the victim of his own formidable shadow, which he would cast on a team’s No. 1 goaltender, even as the most willing and conscientious of backups."

That's the opinion of New York Post hockey columnist Larry Brooks, who, like most hockey followers, are waiting to see where the future Hall of Fame goalie winds up as a free agent, if anywhere. Brooks suggests two destinations: Columbus, where Sergei Bobrovsky has established himself as the starter of a growing team. "And though the dynamics in Pittsburgh are difficult to read, it is impossible to believe the Penguins wouldn’t be better served with Brodeur rather than Thomas Greiss as the alternative to Marc-Andre Fleury." Brooks writes.
Source: NY Post
Jul 6 - 9:55 AM

Martin Brodeur isn't in a rush to find a team to sign with.

"We are looking at different scenarios, but there's no timetable on anything," said Brodeur's agent, Pat Brisson, in an email. He's taking his time while searching for the best fit.
Jul 4 - 7:47 AM

The Devils would like to get Andy Greene locked up to a contract extension this summer.

"We will be talking to Andy," GM Lou Lamoriello said. "Right now, we're letting Andy settle in. He's getting married. We will definitely do our best to keep Andy, by all means." Greene has one season remaining on his current contract.
Jul 3 - 7:00 PM

New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello is optimistic that Cory Schneider will sign a contract extension soon.

"It's a work in progress and we're getting closer and closer," Lamoriello said. "Hopefully, we'll have that done in the very near future." Schneider will be the Devils' number one goaltender next season and he is eligible for unrestricted free agency after the 2014-15 campaign.
Jul 3 - 6:55 PM

Maxime Clermont has signed a one-year deal with New Jersey.

His two-way contract will pay him $605,000 in the NHL or $50,000 in the minors. He played with AHL Albany and two ECHL teams last season. In 17 games with Elmira, he posted a 6-9-0-1 record with a 3.34 GAA and an .892 save percentage. Clermont went 5-3-0-1 with a 3.35 GAA and an .891 save percentage in 10 matches with Orlando.
Jul 3 - 5:04 PM

New Jersey has signed Keith Kinkaid to a one-year, two-way contract.

He'll earn $600,000 in the NHL and an AHL salary of $105,000. He's the frontrunner to be Cory Schneider's understudy in 2014-15, but the Devils have Scott Clemmensen playing on a one-year, two-way deal as well as an insurance policy.
Jul 3 - 4:58 PM

Keith Kinkaid may be in line to be Cory Schneider's backup next season.

GM Lou Lamoriello is looking for Kinkaid to take the role even though the team signed Scott Clemmensen to a one-year, two-way contract on July 1. "I'm just happy they're going to give me an opportunity, but nothing is set in stone," Kinkaid said. "I still have to battle Clemmensen for the backup job. I'm just glad I have the opportunity to do so. It's going to be a great competition in camp and I look forward to it."
Jul 3 - 10:55 AM

Martin Havlat is moving into a comfortable situation with the Devils.

He spoke with fellow Czechs Patrik Elias and Marek Zidlicky before signing with New Jersey. "So, I'm pretty close with those two guys for sure," Havlat said. "But, over the 14 years – 15 years it's going to be – I've been talking to Patty a lot, so I know a little bit about this organization. Right now, I became a free agent a couple days ago and I had to make a decision and after talking to Lou (Lamoriello) and a few of the guys I got the chance to come (to New Jersey) and I'm very happy I can be part of the Devils for the next year." Injuries have hindered him for the last three seasons and he's a risky bet to remain healthy in 2014-14.
Jul 3 - 10:41 AM

Scott Clemmensen expects to battle for the backup job during training camp.

Clemmensen signed a one-year, two-way deal with New Jersey on Tuesday. "Obviously nothing is set in stone, but it is my intention to be with the Devils," he said. "I think I can still play in the NHL, but it's up to me to prove that. It is my intention to make the team." Keith Kinkaid, 24, will be his main competition for the job.
Jul 2 - 10:55 AM

Stephen Gionta has re-signed with the Devils on a two-year contract.

He got a one-way deal with the team after skating in 66 games last season. Gionta recorded four goals and 11 points, so he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 4:07 PM

Scott Clemmensen is back with the New Jersey Devils on a one-year, two-way contract.

Clemmensen was drafted in the eighth round by the Devils in 1997 and he spent six years with the organization from 2001-07 before leaving for one season and coming back for the 2008-09 campaign. This past season, he played 17 games with the Florida Panthers, where he posted a 3.09 GAA and an .896 save percentage. He has a chance to be the Devils' backup next year.
Jul 1 - 3:58 PM

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed Steve Bernier to a one-year/$600,000 contract.

Bernier had three goals and 12 points with a minus-15 rating with New Jersey in 2013-14. Expect more of the same in 2014-15.
Jul 1 - 2:42 PM


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