NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today agreed to terms with defenseman Mirco Mueller on a one-year contract worth $1,400,000. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Mueller, 24, posted one goal and ten assists for 11 points and 17 penalty minutes in 53 games during his fifth full professional season in the NHL, and his second with New Jersey. He recorded his first goal as a Devil Feb. 12, 2019 at St. Louis. During the 2018-19 regular season, Mueller registered career-highs in games played, assists and points.
The 6-3, 210lb., Winterthur, Switzerland native is in his six NHL season, having played with San Jose prior to being traded to New Jersey before the 2017-18 season. In 135 career NHL games played, he has scored three goals, 18 assists for 21 points and registered 38 penalty minutes.
Mueller has represented his home country at the IIHF World Junior under-18 and under-20 competitions. He also participated in the 2018 IIHF World Championships, capturing the Silver Medal, skating in ten games and recording one goal and five assists for six points with a +9 rating. Born on March 21, 1995, he was San Jose's first selection, 18th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.