The (Bergen) Record reported Thursday that the New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free-agent center Jacob Josefson to a one-year, $725,000 contract.
Josefson, a 2009 first-round draft pick (No. 20), played 22 games with the Devils last season, totaling one goal, three points and 20 shots on goal. He has six goals and 22 points in 91 career games spanning three seasons in New Jersey.
In 38 games with the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Albany last season, the versatile 22-year-old had 10 goals, 25 points and a plus-11 rating.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
TONIGHT ON NHL NETWORK
5:00 ET: NHL Live Powered by Constellation 7:00 ET: NHL Tonight