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Devils re-sign Henrique to multi-year contract

Monday, 08.26.2013 / 12:11 PM / NHL Free Agency 2013

NHL.com

The New Jersey Devils have an important piece of their future back in the fold with the announcement Monday that restricted free agent Adam Henrique has signed a new multiyear contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but media reports indicate it's for six years and $24 million.

Henrique, 23, scored 11 goals in 42 games last season.

"It was an exciting day," Henrique told The (Bergen) Record's Tom Gulitti. "My family and I are excited about it. It's something you've been working for for a long time. I'm extremely happy with what the deal is and how things are looking going forward."

A third-round pick (No. 82) in the 2008 NHL Draft, he was a Calder Trophy finalist in 2011-12 when he scored 16 goals and finished with 51 points in 74 games. Henrique then helped the Devils reach the 2012 Stanley Cup Final by scoring series-clinching overtime goals in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Florida Panthers and the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers.

In 117 regular-season games, the 6-foot, 195-pound center has totaled 27 goals and 67 points. He has five goals and 13 points in 24 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery