Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed goaltender Cam Johnson to a one-year, entry-level contract. The contract will begin with the 2018-19 season. Johnson is a college free agent who just completed his senior season at the University of North Dakota, where he majors in Management. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
On Monday, Johnson will travel to Binghamton and sign an AHL amateur tryout contract with the club on Tuesday.
Johnson, 23, spent the last four seasons, 2014-18, with North Dakota (NCHC), notching a 56-26-12 record in 102 career games with 12 shutouts. He is UND's all-time leader in career goals-against average (2.10), ranks second in career shutouts (12), fourth in wins (56) and career save percentage (.916). Johnson also finished his career with a 10-3 record in 13 career conference/NCAA playoff games. In 2015-16, he set college career highs with 24 wins, five shutouts, a 1.66 GAA and .935 save% in 34 games, as he led the Fighting Hawks to the 2016 NCAA Championship. That season, the 6-1, 200 lb. net-minder was named to the NCHC Second All-Star Team, NCAA West Second All-American Team and NCAA All-Tournament Team. Each season of his career, he has been named to the NCHC All-Academic Team.
Born on July 11, 1994, the Troy, MI native appeared in 63 games with Fargo and Waterloo (USHL) over two seasons (2012-13 & 2013-14) and played youth hockey with the Little Caesars program.