Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed defenseman Bryce Salvador to a new contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
Salvador will enter his fifth year with the Devils and 11th NHL season overall. In 2011-12, he was one of just four players on the club’s roster to appear in all 82 regular-season and all 24 playoff games.
The 6-3, 215-lb. defenseman led the team with a career-high plus-18 mark last season, while posting nine assists and 66 penalty minutes. Salvador finished the post-season first among the club’s rearguards and second among all NHL defensemen with 14 points.
He was acquired in a trade from the Blues on February 26, 2008. Born February 11, 1976 in Brandon, Man., he has career totals of 23 goals and 79 assists for 102 points and 625 penalty minutes in 692 regular-season appearances with St. Louis and New Jersey. Salvador was Tampa Bay’s sixth choice and 138th overall selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
He began his pro career with Worcester (AHL) in 1997-98, after playing four seasons of junior hockey at Lethbridge (WHL).