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Devils Sign Jacob Josefson to One-Year Contract

Jacob Josefson (NJ Devils)

Jacob Josefson (NJ Devils)


The New Jersey Devils announced on Tuesday that they resigned Jacob Josefson to a one-year, 1.1 million-dollar contract.

The 25-year-old center, set a career high in assists with 10 and points 14 during the 2015-2016 National Hockey League season for the Devils. In 238 career games, in six seasons with New Jersey, he has put up 17 goals and 33 assists, while only being assessed only 62 penalty minutes.

The Stockholm, Sweden native was the Devils first choice, 20th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The Devils also announced that they signed, left-wing, Luke Gazdic, to a one-year, two-way contract worth 700,000 dollars.

The 26-year-old Gazdic spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers organization. During the past season, he appeared in 29 games, where he put up one goal and accrued 24 penalty minutes. Gazdic added one goal and two assists, with six penalty minutes in 11 games for the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.

In 136 career NHL games, the Toronto, Ontario native has scored five goals and three assists. The six foot four, 225-pound forward was the Dallas Stars, sixth round pick, 172nd overall in the 2007 NHL Draft. He spent four seasons with the Stars organization between 2008 and 2013, in the AHL with the Texas Stars and the ECHL with the Idaho Steelheads.

Former Devils, fourth liner, Jordin Tootoo, signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday as well.

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