Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Joey Anderson to a three-year, entry-level contract. The contract will begin with the 2017-18 season. He signed the contract in New Jersey today and will skate with members of the team tomorrow. Anderson was New Jersey's third selection, 73rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Anderson, 19, just finished his sophomore season with the University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC) where the Bulldogs won the NCAA Championship. This past season, he scored 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points and added 20 penalty minutes. During his freshman season, the right-shooting forward finished tied for second on the team with 37 points (12 goals and 25 assists) while registering just eight penalty minutes in 39 games played. That year, he was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team. That team lost to the University of Denver, and Will Butcher, in the NCAA Frozen Four Final.
The 5-11, 190lb. native of Roseville, Minnesota has represented the United States at the past two World Junior Championships. In 2018, he captained the team to a bronze medal as he scored four goals and three assists in seven games. In 2017, he registered two assists in seven games and was part of the squad that won the gold medal. Prior to college, Joey played two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program after playing two seasons at Hill-Murray High School. Joey's brother, Michael, was his teammate at UMD this past season as a freshman defenseman, and was a fourth-round pick, 103rd overall of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Draft. They were also teammates on the 2018 World Junior team.