Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Eric Tangradi to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 ($300,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Tangradi, 29, spent the past three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, primarily with their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. In 2017-18, the left-shooting forward set professional career highs scoring 31 goals and 33 assists for 64 points in 74 regular-season games with Grand Rapids. His goal total led the Griffins, while his assist total placed second. Tangradi's point total ranked him eighth in the entire AHL, and his goal total tied him for fourth on the circuit with Binghamton Devils forward Nick Lappin. Through 426 regular-season AHL contests with Wilkes-Barre, Hamilton and Grand Rapids, from 2009-18, Tangradi has 150 goals and 166 assists for 316 points and 440 penalty minutes. In addition, the Philadelphia, PA, native won a Calder Cup with Grand Rapids in 2017 and skated in the 2011 AHL All-Star Game.
Prior to signing with New Jersey, Tangradi played for Pittsburgh (2009-13), Winnipeg (2013-2014), Montreal (2014-15) and Detroit (2015-18) at the NHL level. In his 144 game NHL career, he has posted five goals, 10 assists and 86 penalty minutes. In 2013-14, he played in a career high 55 NHL games with the Jets, notching six points (3g-3a). Drafted by Anaheim in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft, the 6-4, 225lb. forward played three seasons, 2006-2009 with Belleville (OHL). Internationally, he represented the United States at the 2009 World Junior Championships.