Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today agreed to terms with forward Blake Coleman on a three-year contract which will pay him $1,800,000 in each season. Coleman had previously filed for arbitration earlier this summer. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
"Blake proved himself this season with his work ethic, intensity level and competitiveness," said Shero. "He worked throughout the year to become a strong penalty killer who also had a positive impact in the offensive zone. We look forward to him continuing his development in the next stage of his career. "
Coleman, 26, played his first full season playing in the NHL during the 2017-18 NHL season with the Devils. He had a career year playing in 79 regular-season games and scoring 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points with 50 penalty minutes. He scored a team-high three shorthanded goals during the 2017-18 NHL season. The 5-11, 200lb., forward made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut on April 12, 2018, playing in all five ECQF games against Tampa Bay where he tallied two goals and registered four penalty minutes.
The Plano, TX native has spent the past three seasons with the Devils' organization since turning professional after the 2014-15 campaign. Coleman studied at Miami University (Ohio) (NCHC) from 2011-15, where he was named the 2015 NCHC Tournament MVP as part of the Red Hawks' conference championship squad. Born November 28, 1991, Coleman was New Jersey's second choice (3rd round), 75th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.