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Devils assign four players to junior and minor teams

Hoelscher, Bernard, Schmelzer, and Hammond assigned to respective junior hockey and minor clubs

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Today, the New Jersey Devils assigned F Mitch Hoelscher to Ottawa (OHL) and D Xavier Bernard to Drummondville (QMJHL). In addition, F Ryan Schmelzer and D Tariq Hammond have been assigned to Binghamton (AHL) and G Colton Phinney has been released from his PTO.

Mitch Hoelscher was drafted in 2018 by the Devils (6th Round / 172nd Overall). Xavier Bernard was drafted in 2018 by the Devils (4th Round / 110th Overall). Tariq Hammond (Univ. of Denver) and Ryan Schmelzer (Canisius College) each signed AHL contracts this past April following their senior seasons.

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