Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Jérémy Groleau to a three-year entry level contract. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Groleau, 18, has spent the past three seasons playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. In 164 games played over three seasons, the defenseman has registered eight goals and 23 assists while also adding one goal and an assist in 29 career playoff games.
Born October 25, 1999 in St. Nicolas, Quebec, Groleau participated in all three games for the Devils at the Prospects Challenge held in Buffalo, NY this past September. The left-shooting defenseman attended New Jersey's camp on an Amateur Tryout agreement. The 6'2, 185-lb. rearguard was a member of the Canada White team that won a Gold Medal at the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge in 2016 and had one assist.
His father, Francois, was drafted by Calgary with the 41st selection of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and played professionally with Montreal (NHL, 8 games), Saint John (AHL) and in Germany.
Groleau skated as the extra defenseman last night at Madison Square Garden and will be assigned to his junior team today.