Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today re-signed forward Nick Lappin to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $225,000 ($250,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Lappin, 25, completed his second full professional season in 2017-18, appearing in 65 games for the Binghamton Devils (AHL) and notched 31 goals and 22 assists for 53 points with 37 penalty minutes. His goal total led all Binghamton skaters and was the fourth-highest in the entire American Hockey League. Additionally, the right-shooting forward played in six regular-season games with New Jersey during the 2017-18 NHL season, scoring one goal. Lappin served as one of Binghamton's alternate captains during this past season. In 49 career NHL games, he has tallied five goals and three assists with 21 penalty minutes. Through 112 career AHL games, he has 48 goals and 41 assists for 89 points and 70 penalty minutes.
Before his professional career, Lappin spent four seasons with Brown University (ECAC). He finished his 123-game collegiate career with 51 goals and 55 assists for 106 points, while accumulating 79 penalty minutes. He served as Assistant Captain during his final two seasons. Lappin also spent three seasons, 2009-12, in the USHL, split between Cedar Rapids and Tri-City.
The 6-1, 175lb., right-handed shooter was born on November 1, 1992 in Geneva, IL. He is the son of former NHLer Peter Lappin, who played for the North Stars and Sharks.