Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Beau Bennett in exchange for a third-round pick (#77 overall, used to select Connor Hall) in this year’s draft. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
This past season, Bennett scored six goals and six assists for 12 points and 10 penalty minutes in 33 games. He also appeared in one Stanley Cup Playoff contest. He had split the previous three seasons with Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre (AHL). In 129 career NHL games, he has 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points while accumulating 32 penalty minutes. Bennett has skated in 21 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring two goals and four assists with eight penalty minutes.
Born November 27, 1991 in Gardena, CA, he was the Penguins’ first choice and 20th overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft following a season of junior hockey with Penticton (BCHL). That season, he led the league in scoring and was named Rookie of the Year. The 6’2”, 195-lb. forward played two years of collegiate hockey at the University of Denver (WCHA), amassing 13 goals, 25 assists and 38 points in 47 games.