Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Wedgewood, 24, was limited to 10 games this past season due to a torn labrum in his right shoulder that required surgery to repair. The left catching goaltender finished the 2016-17 campaign with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. In 109 career AHL regular-season games, the 6-2, 195lb. netminder has 50 wins, 36 losses and 16 overtime/shootout losses to go along with eight shutouts.
During the 2015-16 season, the Brampton, Ont., native played in four games with New Jersey, notching his first two NHL wins, including one shutout. In those first four games of NHL action, Wedgewood totaled a 1.25 GAA and a .957 save percentage. Born on August 14, 1992, he won a Bronze Medal with Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships in Calgary and Edmonton. He made his professional debut by appearing in 48 games with Trenton (ECHL) in 2012-13, after spending the prior four seasons with Plymouth (OHL). Wedgewood was New Jersey's second choice (3rd round), 84th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.