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Zidlicky signs new contract to stay with Devils

Tuesday, 06.03.2014 / 4:54 PM / News

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Zidlicky signs new contract to stay with Devils
The New Jersey Devils on Tuesday signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a new contract.

Defenseman Marek Zidlicky re-signed with the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but multiple sources reported it to be a one-year, $3 million contract with an additional $1 million in incentives. He would have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Zidlicky, 37, led Devils defensemen in goals (12) and points (42) this season, finishing fifth in team scoring in 81 games. His eight power-play goals led the Devils.

Zidlicky has 18 goals, 69 points and 108 penalty minutes in 151 games with the Devils; he was acquired in a trade from the Minnesota Wild on Feb. 24, 2012.

In 699 NHL games with the Devils, Wild and Nashville Predators, Zidlicky has 78 goals, 367 points and 604 penalty minutes.

Since entering the NHL in 2003-04, he's 12th among NHL defensemen in games played, 15th in goals, tied for ninth in assists, 11th in points and tied for fourth with 53 power-play goals.

A sixth-round pick (No. 176) of the New York Rangers in the 2001 NHL Draft, Zidlicky has represented his native Czech Republic in three Winter Olympics, six World Championships, two World Junior Championships and the 2004 World Cup.

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