The Devils have signed free agent goaltender Kevin Weekes, Devils' CEO/President/GM Lou Lamoriello has announced.
Weekes, 32, posted a 4-6-2 record with a 3.39 goals-against average in 14 appearances last season with the New York Rangers.
“Kevin Weekes has played more than 300 career NHL games and will bring added experience as a backup goaltender to Martin Brodeur,” said Lamoriello.
The 6-1, 215-lb. netminder has appeared in 323 regular-season games over eight full NHL seasons with Florida, Vancouver, the NY Islanders, Tampa Bay, Carolina, and the NY Rangers, registering 19 shutouts, as well as a 2.90 GAA. Weekes recorded a career-best 23 wins and and six shutouts in 66 appearances with Carolina Hurricanes in 2003-04.
The Toronto native was selected with Florida's second pick, 41st overall, of the 1993 Entry Draft, and played his junior hockey with Owen Sound and Ottawa (OHL).