Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today signed free agent left wing Luke Gazdic
to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Gazdic, 26, spent the last three seasons with the Oilers’ organization. In 2015-16, he skated in 29 games, scoring one goal and accumulating 24 penalty minutes at the NHL level. Gazdic added one goal, two assists and six penalty minutes in 11 games for Bakersfield (AHL). In 136 career NHL games, he has notched five goals and three assists for eight points and 194 penalty minutes. Gazdic spent the previous four-plus seasons, 2008-09 through 2012-13, with the Dallas Stars organization in Texas (AHL) and Idaho (ECHL). The 6’4”, 225lb. winger was the Stars’ eighth choice (sixth round) and the 172nd overall selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
The native of Toronto, Ontario, played three seasons of junior hockey with Erie (OHL).