Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed defenseman Eric Gelinas to a two-year contract with an AAV of $1,575,000. The announcement was made by Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero.
Gelinas, 24, led all New Jersey defensemen with six goals and was fourth among the team’s blue-liners with 19 points while playing in a career high 61 games in 2014-15. He also ranked second among the club’s defensemen, fifth overall, with 3g-6a-9pts on the power play. In 2013-14, Gelinas finished third (tie) among all NHL rookie defensemen with 7g-22a-29pts in 60 appearances.
The native of Vanier, Ontario, made his NHL debut on April 25, 2013 vs. Pittsburgh and has career totals of 13g-35a-48pts and 64 penalty minutes in 122 contests. Gelinas was New Jersey’s second choice and the 54th overall selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.