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Elias Retires from NHL, Will Skate Once More With NJD

Next season, Elias will become the fifth Devils player to have his number retired

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias, a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the club, has announced that he will retire from the National Hockey League. The team will retire the all-time leading scorer's no. 26 at a home game next season. The Devils will celebrate "Patrik Elias Week" over the final three home games including Patrik dropping the ceremonial puck on April 4, an open practice set for April 7 and Elias participating in warm-ups during the April 8 home finale.

To his fans, friends and family, Patrik released the following statement:

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Devils Sign Michael Kapla to Entry-Level Deal

Defenseman to Report to New Jersey

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Michael Kapla to a two-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. The contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and he will report to New Jersey. He has been assigned no. 32.

Kapla, 22, has spent the previous four seasons, 2013-17, with University of Massachusetts-Lowell (HE). He most recently captained the River Hawks to the 2017 Hockey East Championship. He also received Hockey East All-Tournament Team honors and was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team. The Eau Claire, WI native ranked second among blueliners on his squad with a career-high 30 points, 3 goals and 27 assists, in 40 games during his final collegiate season. He notched a career-high four assists on Dec. 31 at Dartmouth in the Ledyard Classic Championship Game. Through 152 collegiate games, the left-shooting defenseman has recorded 17 goals and 75 assists for 92 points while accumulating 100 penalty minutes.

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Devils acquire forward Shane Harper from Florida

New Jersey acquired forward Shane Harper from Florida in exchange for defenseman Reece Scarlett

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Shane Harper from Florida in exchange for defenseman Reece Scarlett. Harper will report to Albany (AHL).

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Devils acquire 6th Rd pick in exchange for Parenteau

This trade marks the 11th selection New Jersey will have in the 2017 NHL Draft

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today traded F P.A. Parenteau to the Nashville Predators, in exchange for Nashville's sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. 

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Devils Sign F Kevin Rooney to One-Year Contract

Rooney, 23, is in his first full professional season after signing an AHL contract as a free agent with the Albany Devils

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Kevin Rooney to a one-year, entry- level contract for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. He will remain in Albany (AHL).

Rooney, 23, is in his first full professional season after signing an AHL contract as a free agent with the Albany Devils on July 5, 2016. He leads all Albany skaters and leads all AHL rookies with 57 games played this season. He has 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points and 39 penalty minutes in 2016-17. He also skated in seven games for Albany in 2015-16 after finishing his collegiate career with Providence College (HE).

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Devils Acquire Defenseman Viktor Loov from Toronto

The Devils acquire defenseman Viktor Loov from Toronto in exchange for forward Sergey Kalinin

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today acquired defenseman Viktor Loov from Toronto in exchange for forward Sergey Kalinin. Loov will report to Albany (AHL).

Loov, 24, has spent his entire North American career with the Maple Leafs' organization since the 2014-15 season. In 2015-16, he recorded two assists and had a combined plus-4 rating in four NHL games with the Maple Leafs. This season, Loov has played in 41 AHL games for the Toronto Marlies and has two goals, four assists for six points and 43 penalty minutes. In 170 AHL games from 2014-17, he has recorded 11 goals and 31 assists for 42 points and 127 penalty minutes.

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Devils sign forward Nathan Bastian

2016 2nd-rounder inks entry-level deal

by New Jersey Devils / newjerseydevils

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed its 2016 second round draft pick, (41st overall) Nathan Bastian, to a three-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

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Devils assign six to Albany

by New Jersey Devils / newjerseydevils.com

The Devils assigned six players to their top minor league affiliate in Albany on Tuesday.

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Devils sign D Colby Sissons

Defenseman inks three-year entry-level contract

by New Jersey Devils / newjerseydevils.com

Newark, NJ - The Devils today signed defenseman Colby Sissons to a three-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

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