Player News - Devils

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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

Center Graham Black is among the New Jersey Devils' top prospects despite the fact that he was diagnosed with Graves' disease at age 15.

Now 21, Black is confident he has beaten the disease by killing it off with radioactive iodine treatments to his thyroid. This past season, he led Swift Current of the WHL with 97 points on 34 goals and 63 assists. The 6-foot, 180-pounder will be looking to take the next step in his development as a first-year pro in 2014-15, likely with the AHL Albany Devils. "I feel like I’m invincible almost because that [disease] tried to stop me and wasn’t able to," Black said. Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones. For Black, a 2012 Devils fifth-round draft pick, this boosted his metabolism to the point that he was losing weight in bunches and unable to sleep for days at a time. Black began radioactive iodine treatments that "killed off" his thyroid cells. Now, he simply takes a hormone-replacement pill daily.
Jul 20 - 9:50 AM

Martin Brodeur is "still looking for the right fit" as the free agent market dies down.

Brodeur is willing to play for a non-contender, but he'd like to play "a lot" in that case. Ultimately, it wouldn't be shocking if he doesn't end up with a contract going into the preseason. As great as his career has been, he's not the same goaltender he once was. Which is to be expected at the age of 42, but it's still the reason why he hasn't gotten an offer to his liking yet. Brodeur might end up signing during the season though if a team needs a replacement after one of their goaltenders suffers a major injury.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 18 - 3:48 PM

Myles Bell (knee surgery) took part in some practices during development camp, but skipped the team's scrimmages and contact drills.

"They don't see any sense in overdoing it in July and potentially getting injured when I can just ease into it and be ready for main camp in September," Bell said. The Devils really had no reason to push Bell for the sake of development camp. He thinks he'll be completely recovered by the time the Devils' training camp starts.
Jul 18 - 9:42 AM

Devils coach Pete DeBoer liked what he saw from John Quenneville during his first development camp.

Quenneville was taken by New Jersey with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. "He's had a great week," DeBoer said. "This is the first step on his road to the NHL and it's not going to be an easy one. It never is for young men, but he's made a good first impression, I think, on everybody both with what he's done on the ice, but I think more importantly with how he carries himself off the ice." Quenneville had 25 goals and 58 points in 61 WHL games in 2013-14.
Jul 18 - 9:33 AM

Jacob Josefson has inked a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Josefson had a goal and three points in 27 games in 2013-14. His deal is one way, so his chances of making the team are good, but he's likely to be limited to third or fourth line duties.
Jul 17 - 3:10 PM

Damon Severson feels like the time is right to start his NHL career.

Severson was unable to secure a roster spot during the Devils' 2013 training camp and ended up spending the 2013-14 campaign with the WHL Kelowna Rockets. "This year there are spots available, spots to be had and I feel like I'm ready to play in the NHL," he said. "I'm just trying to learn everything possible each and every day to get myself to that final destination. And you can't be complacent. You've got to be the best you can every day and you've got to be getting better each time you step on the ice." He's right about there being slots available and Devils coach Pete DeBoer has also brought Severson up as someone that will be competing for a job. That being said, Severson has a bit of an uphill battle ahead of him as he will likely have to beat out at least one of Adam Larsson, Jon Merrill, or Eric Gelinas in order to make the team's roster.
Jul 15 - 6:40 PM

Scott Wedgewood intends to battle for the Devils' backup gig during training camp.

"Yes. You don’t want to shoot too far ahead of yourself and get too cocky, but you don't want to come in anywhere being complacent," said Wedgewood. "There are obviously a lot of people ahead of me if you were to look at a depth chart on paper, but I think it's definitely how you play and the way you handle yourself in situations." Wedgewood is a long shot to make the team as he'd have to beat out both Scott Clemmensen and Keith Kinkaid for the backup role.
Jul 15 - 9:46 AM

New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer thinks Damon Severson will compete for a roster spot during training camp.

Adam Larsson, Jon Merrill, Eric Gelinas, and Severson will be fighting for as many as three roster spots. Larsson has the inside track as he got a one-way deal and between the four, Severson is the least likely to make the squad. Still, DeBoer isn't ruling him out at this stage.
Jul 15 - 9:42 AM

Although Martin Brodeur is no longer under contract with New Jersey, it's clear that he still has a strong relationship with the Devils.

Evidence on that could be seen on Monday as his three sons, Anthony, Jeremy, and William all reported for the Devils' development camp. Anthony was drafted by the Devils in 2013, so his presence was expected, but Jeremy and William are Anthony's younger, twin brothers and can't be drafted until 2015. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello contacted Martin Brodeur to see if they would be interested in attending New Jersey's development camp. Lamoriello thinks Brodeur will eventually join the Devils' organization on the management side once he decides to hang up his skates.
Jul 15 - 9:38 AM

Myles Bell (knee surgery) wasn't on the ice for the start of the Devils' development camp.

It sounds like the Devils are apparently erring on the side of caution when it comes to his rehab, which makes sense given that this is just a summer camp. Bell had 42 goals and 77 points in 69 WHL games last season.
Jul 14 - 9:26 PM

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


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