Player News - Devils

Date: Team: Pos:

Michael Cammalleri is looking forward to getting a chance to play on the same team as future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr.

"He's one of the greatest legends of our game of all-time," Cammalleri said. "He's an iconic sports figure. To play on the same team as him will be a unique and special experience." He may end up playing with Jagr and Travis Zajac on the top line this season.
Aug 18 - 6:14 PM

New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello expects Martin Brodeur to wait until the start of training camps to make a final decision on his playing career.

Lamoriello thinks that Brodeur wants to get a final overview of the market before deciding where he can play or if he'll retire. Veteran goalies Tomas Vokoun, Tim Thomas and Ilya Bryzgalov are also looking for work and there's no guarantee that Brodeur will be able to find a job with a contender. Lamoriello said that Brodeur has a job waiting for him with the Devils when he does decide to stop playing.
Aug 18 - 10:24 AM

New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello and owner Josh Harris confirmed that a return for Ilya Kovalchuk hasn't entered their minds since he left the team.

"I'll answer that the best way you can. He cannot come back until he is 35," Lamoriello said. "He's (31) now. You'd never look at someone coming back at 35 when he's (31)." Kovalchuk can't come back before 2018-19 so the rumors that the two sides were working toward getting something done aren't true. He registered 16 goals and 40 points in 45 games with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL last season.
Aug 15 - 10:34 AM

Mattias Tedenby has signed on to play for HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League in 2014-15.

He agreed to a deal with the KHL's Lev Praha in early June, but the team ceased operations for the upcoming season due to financial troubles. The New Jersey Devils still have his NHL rights. Tedenby played for HV71 before coming to North America.
Aug 14 - 3:39 PM

NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes likes the Devils' signing of Michael Cammalleri.

"He's obviously a goal scorer and it's not just his shot, but also his legs. He kind of got back to doing things to get open space, finding holes, eluding defenders, setting himself up in position to shoot," Weekes said. "I think he did an unbelievable job at that last year in Calgary. He really rediscovered his game." Weekes thinks Cammalleri will add leadership and some much-needed offense to New Jersey's forward group.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 12 - 7:11 PM

The New Jersey Devils were thrilled to get Andy Greene signed to a long-term deal.

He inked a five-year, $25 million deal in late July. "No question it was important for us to have Andy long-term," GM Lou Lamoriello said. "If you look at the top defensemen, he carries the most minutes. We have to try and keep ice time away from him to make sure late in the game he isn't tired. Another thing, his leadership goes unnoticed. He's a quiet leader and respected by the players. The young defensemen look up to him. And also, as he mentioned, he's a pure Devil. This is the only team he's been with and this is the team he wanted to be with." Greene will have a new defense partner in 2014-15 after Mark Fayne signed with Edmonton this off-season.
Aug 4 - 9:59 AM

The Devils are no closer to re-signing restricted free agent defenseman Eric Gelinas.

Gelinas does not possess arbitration rights so there is no urgency on the team to make an offer. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello stated Wednesday "There's nothing there, yet" with respect to negotiations with the blueliner.
Aug 2 - 7:05 AM

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello remains interested in re-signing forward Ryan Carter.

The team must clear roster space before it can make an offer to the unrestricted free agent, but all indications are that Carter will be back in New Jersey next season.
Aug 2 - 7:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils are starting an analytics department.

Sunny Mehta, who used to be a professional poker player, has been hired to head the department. He will report to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Mehta authored two books on the card game, but he's taken an interest in advanced statistics in recent years and has authored hockey blog posts on the subject.
Aug 1 - 9:57 AM

Although Martin Brodeur hasn't signed yet, it's still very unlikely that he would return to New Jersey as a player.

New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that the team and Brodeur have come to an understanding that they're both moving on. "It's a progression thing – that is Marty knowing what it is to be a No. 1 goaltender and to have that feeling and that's exactly what he feels Cory needs," Lamoriello said. "We feel the same way. We went through one year a different way. So, I think it's time to go forward, but never negate what Marty has brought nor was the door ever shut. It was a mutual understanding of what's best for both parties and Marty will always be a Devil." Brodeur will probably rejoin the Devils' organization in a front office capacity after he hangs up his skates.
Jul 30 - 10:45 PM

Andy Greene's new contract with the Devils is a five-year, $25 million contract.

Greene still has one season left on his four-year, $12 million deal before his new agreement will take effect. He had 32 points in 82 games last season, making it the second time in the last four 82-game seasons that he's breached the 30-point mark.
Jul 30 - 6:51 PM

Andy Greene has agreed to a long-term deal with the New Jersey Devils.

The Devils didn't disclose the terms of the agreement. Greene had eight goals and 32 points in 82 games in 2013-14. Greene still has one year left on his previous deal, so he will come with a $3 million annual cap hit in 2014-15.
Jul 30 - 4:45 PM

Stefan Matteau liked what he saw from John Quenneville during the Devils' development camp.

Matteau was taken in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft while Quenneville was selected with the 30th overall pick in 2014. "He has shown talent and has size to him; he reminds me of me in my first year," Matteau said. "He's a good player and will be an NHL player for sure." Quenneville still has a long way to go though. He had 25 goals and 58 points in 61 WHL games in 2013-14 and is likely to start the 2014-15 campaign in the juniors.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 28 - 7:36 PM

Brandon Burlon has agreed to a two-year, two-way deal with New Jersey.

Burlon's contract comes with a $562,500 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He had five goals and 11 points in 54 AHL games last season.
Jul 28 - 9:42 AM

Although he didn't end up getting called up during the 2013-14 campaign, Stefan Matteau felt that sticking with the AHL Albany Devils for the entire season was beneficial.

"I saw guys getting called up," Matteau said. "Good for them. I thought they deserved it." It was a chance for him to settle down after a rough end to his QMJHL career. He reportedly left Blainville-Boisbrand after he was bench during a playoff contest and was subsequently released. Although he wasn't referring to that incident specifically, Matteau does feel that he's matured since the start of the 2013-14 campaign. He will have a tough time making the Devils' opening game roster given that they have 14 forwards signed to one-way contracts, but he's still worth keeping an eye on during training camp.
Jul 21 - 3:12 PM


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