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Damon Severson Conference Call

Severson signed a six-year contract with New Jersey on Monday

by Brian Born @BrianBorn / newjerseydevils.com

Severson Conference Call

Damon Severson Conference Call

Hear from Damon Severson as he speaks with the media for the first time since signing a six-year deal with the Devils

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The Devils inked 23-year-old defenseman Damon Severson to a six-year contract with an average annual salary of $4,166,700 on Monday morning. Severson had just completed his third-full professional season in 2016-17 and spent the entire campaign at the NHL level with New Jersey. The right-shooting blueliner set new career-highs with 28 assists, 31 points and 125 shots in 80 regular-season games played.

 

Devils GM Ray Shero spoke very highly of Severson and is excited for his bright future in New Jersey. "We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season. Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club and he is a young defenseman that we are excited to work with. This deal shows our ownership's commitment in what we continue to build here. We look forward to helping Damon continue to grow and develop as a player."

Damon Severson spoke to the media on Monday to discuss the negotiation process and his mindset as he begins the 2017-18 campaign.

Tweet from @NJDevils: We're excited to know that @dseves7 will continue to represent Jersey in the �� and ���! pic.twitter.com/LQBJECDoo6

Tweet from @NJDevils: �� @dseves7 on signing a six-year deal with the #NJDevils: ���I take it as a vote of confidence from the management and ownership.���

Tweet from @NJDevils: Severson on staying in Jersey: "I wanted to be here with the guys for training camp. I���m looking forward to what���s to come."

Tweet from @NJDevils: Severson on who he wants to pattern himself after: I am and always will be a Scott Niedermayer fan. I've also always followed Shea Weber.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Severson discuss the impact of the #NJDevils staff: ���They understand young players. They have been supportive and want me to get better.���

Tweet from @NJDevils: Damon Severson on his father, @BigSevo: "He's really excited. It may not have been a good idea to have him on Twitter but he's having fun."

Tweet from @NJDevils: OFFICIAL: The #NJDevils have signed defenseman @dseves7 to a six-year contract! https://t.co/NVaXfAALtO

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