Devils sign defenseman Karl Stollery to one-year contract
/ New Jersey Devils
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today signed free agent defenseman Karl Stollery to a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Stollery, 28, spent last season with San Jose (AHL) scoring six goals and 18 assists for 24 points and 65 penalty minutes in 67 games played. He spent four-plus seasons, 2011-12 through 2014-15, with the Colorado organization before being traded to the San Jose Sharks, March 2, 2015. That stint included playing seven games over two seasons with the Avalanche from 2013-15, as well as playing five NHL games for the Sharks in 2015. Undrafted, Stollery was signed as a free agent by Colorado May 2, 2013.
The native of Camrose, Alberta, played four seasons with the Merrimack College (HE), 2008-09 through 2011-12. After four years with the Warriors, he tallied 22 goals and 61 assists for 83 points in 145 games. Stollery was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2008-09), Hockey East All-Academic Team (2009-10), and Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2011-12) during his collegiate career. The 5’11”, 180lb. Stollery played his junior hockey with Camrose (AJHL), where his squad won championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008.