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New Jersey Devils re-sign Will Butcher to 3-year contract

Jul. 31, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Will Butcher to a three-year, $11.2 million contract. General manager Ray Shero announced Wednesday the 24-year-old Butcher will earn $3.5 million this season, $3.6 million the following season and $4.1 million in 2021-22. Butcher had four...

Devils acquire Gusev from Vegas for draft picks

Jul. 29, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils acquired left wing Nikita Gusev from the Vegas Golden Knights and signed him to a two-year contract with an average annual salary of $4.5 million. The Devils sent a 2020 third-round draft pick and a 2021 second-round pick to Vegas in the deal announced Monday. The...

Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either...

With Hughes in Devils camp, it's easy to overlook Ty Smith

Jul. 10, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With Jack Hughes in the New Jersey Devils' development camp, it's easy to overlook Ty Smith. Hughes was the No. 1 overall selection in the draft last month and much is expected of the playmaking center. It's almost certain he will be on the Devils' roster when the regular season opens...

Top pick Jack Hughes skates at New Jersey Devils camp

Jul. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Top draft pick Jack Hughes was a little disappointed on his first night with the New Jersey Devils at their development camp for young players. Sitting around a TV with Joey Anderson, fellow USA Hockey National Team Development Program teammate and Devils' draft pick Patrick Moynihan...

Rangers, Islanders, Devils all creating buzz in offseason

Jul. 6, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

The New York Rangers' rebuild got a big boost with the additions of forwards Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko. The New Jersey Devils drafted Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick and traded for P.K. Subban to improve their defense. The Islanders are coming off a second-place finish in the Metropolitan Division and a run...

Devils agree to $5 million, 1-year contract with Simmonds

Jul. 1, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils added Wayne Simmonds in free agency on Monday, agreeing to a $5 million, one-year contract with the physical winger. Simmonds, who turns 31 in August, played for Philadelphia and Nashville last season, finishing with 17 goals and 13 assists in 79 games. He also...

Devils introduce Jack Hughes to New Jersey after big week

Jun. 25, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Devils introduced No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to New Jersey on Tuesday — even though he is already sharing the spotlight. The Devils have given notice they might be re-emerging as a contender with an encouraging draft and the stunning acquisition of six-time All-Star...

Blue Jackets at center of attention as NHL free agency looms

Jun. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and...