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FREE AGENCY: Devils Sign Wedgewood

The goaltender has been inked to a one-year, two-way deal with the Devils

by New Jersey Devils PR NJDevils / NewJerseyDevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald.

Wedgewood, 28, spent last season with Syracuse (AHL) in the Tampa Bay organization, going 13-8-2 with a 3.01 goals-against average and .893 save percentage. He served as the third goalie for the Lightning as they won the Stanley Cup last month.

The 6'2, 205 lb. netminder was traded to Arizona by New Jersey on October 28, 2017 for Arizona's fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft. The left catching goaltender posted a 5-9-4 record with Arizona, allowing 63 goals on 587 shots against (.893). The two-year NHL veteran has totaled 24 games played, posting a 7-10-5 record with a 3.05 GAA.

In 110 AHL regular-season games for Albany/Binghamton, Wedgewood posted 51 wins, 36 losses, and 16 overtime/shootout losses to go along with eight shutouts. In his eight-year AHL career, Wedgewood has skated in 190 games, posting a 2.45 GAA and .906 SV%.

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. He made his professional debut 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.

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