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Devils Sign Brandon Gormley to Two-Way Contract

The New Jersey Devils signed defenseman Brandon Gormley to a one-year, two-way 650,000-dollar contract on Thursday.

Gormley, 24, was originally drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the first round, with the 13th overall pick of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

This past season, he split his time between the Colorado Avalanche and their American Hockey League affiliate the San Antonio Rampage. He became an unrestricted free agent this summer, when the Avalanche decided not to give him his qualifying offer.

In 58 NHL games, he has scored two goals and three assists on 54 shots. When training camp begins this fall, Gormley will compete for a spot in New Jersey’s to six defensemen.

The move will help bolster the Devils defensive depth, both in Newark and their AHL affiliate in Albany.

After being selected by the Coyotes, the Murray River, Prince Edward Island native spent three seasons with the organization, before being shipped to Colorado on September 9, 2015. The six foot two, 192-pound blue liner, won the Quebec Major Junior League with Moncton Wildcats in 2010 and the 2012 Memorial Cup Championship with Shawinigan Cataractes.

At the 2012 under-20 World Junior Championship, he was named to the tournament’s All-Star Team and was voted as a top three player on his squad. He was awarded the award for the Best Defenseman, as he helped Team Canada win a bronze medal.

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