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Devils 2019 Off-Season Movement Tracker

Keep track of all the movement the Devils are making this off-season

by Staff / NewJerseyDevils.com

Follow along for the Devils additions and subtractions throughout the summer.

Devils Group 2 Free Agents: Brandon Baddock, Will Butcher, Connor Carrick, Josh Jacobs, Mirco Mueller, Pavel Zacha

Devils Group 3 Free Agents: Kenny Agostino, Eric Gryba, Egor Yakovlev, Eddie Lack, John Ramage, Drew Stafford, Eric Tangradi

Devils Group 6 Free Agents: Kurtis Gabriel, Nick Lappin, Blake Pietila

Devils Unrestricted Free Agents (Not Qualified): Cameron Johnson, Ryan Murphy, Stefan Noesen

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BLOG: Devils Sign Three Players to Two-Way Contracts

Dakota Mermis, Matt Tennyson and Ben Street all added as Devils look to bring depth into the system

by Marc Ciampa / NewJerseyDevils.com

The Devils added some depth to their system, signing three players to two-way contracts. 

Dakota Mermis, 25, was inked to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 ($250,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level. 

Matt Tennyson, 29, signed a two-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 each year at the NHL level and $350,000 ($400,000 guaranteed) each year at the AHL level. 

Ben Street, 32, signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $425,000 at the AHL level. 

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RELEASE: Devils Sign Defenseman Matt Tennyson

29-year-old defenseman signed to a two-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 each year at the NHL level and $350,000 ($400,000 guaranteed) each year at the AHL level

by Press Release / New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Matt Tennyson to a two-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 each year at the NHL level and $350,000 ($400,000 guaranteed) each year at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Tennyson, 29, spent the past two seasons splitting time with the Buffalo Sabres and their AHL affiliate in Rochester. In 2012-13, the right-shooting defenseman set professional career highs recording 22 assists and totaling 27 points in 60 regular-season games with Worcester (San Jose). Through 275 regular-season AHL contests with Worcester, Charlotte and Rochester, from 2011-19, Tennyson has 27 goals and 77 assists for 104 points and 194 penalty minutes. In addition, the Minneapolis, MN, native has skated in 11 AHL Playoff games.

Prior to signing with New Jersey, Tennyson played for San Jose (2012-16), Carolina (2016-2017) and Buffalo (2017-19) at the NHL level. In his 124 game NHL career, he has posted three goals, 17 assists for 20 points and 32 penalty minutes. In 2016-17, he played in a career high 45 NHL games with the Hurricanes, notching six points (6a). Undrafted, the 6-2, 205lb. defenseman played three seasons, 2009-2012 at Western Michigan University, winning the CCHA Conference Championship and being named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team in 2012.  
 

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RELEASE: Devils Sign Defenseman Dakota Mermis

25-year-old defenseman signed to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 ($250,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level

by Press Release / New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Dakota Mermis to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 ($250,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Mermis, 25, spent the past three seasons with the Arizona Coyotes, primarily with their AHL affiliate in Tucson. In 2017-18, the left-shooting defenseman set professional career highs scoring three goals and 21 assists for 24 points in 62 regular-season games with Tucson. He was named captain of the Roadrunners for the 2018-19 season after serving as an alternate captain during the 2017-18 regular season. Through 251 career regular-season AHL contests with Springfield and Tucson, from 2015-19, Mermis has 10 goals and 58 assists for 68 points and 227 penalty minutes. In addition, the Alton, IL, native has played in nine playoff games recording three goals and two assists for five points with a +2 rating.

Prior to signing with New Jersey, Mermis played for Arizona (2017-19) at the NHL level. He made his NHL debut on November 2, 2017 against the Buffalo Sabres. Undrafted, the 6-0, 195lb. defenseman signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes on July 2, 2015. Prior to his professional career, Mermis played three seasons, 2012-2015, with London (OHL), winning the OHL Championship in 2013 and 2015.  
 

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RELEASE: Devils Sign Forward Ben Street

32-year-old forward signed to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $425,000 at the AHL level

by Press Release / New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Ben Street to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $425,000 at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Street, 32, spent last season with the Anaheim Ducks, splitting time in the NHL and with their AHL affiliate in San Diego. In 2017-18, the left-shooting forward set professional career highs scoring 21 goals and 44 assists for 65 points in 73 regular-season games with Grand Rapids, serving as an alternate captain. His point total led the Griffins, while his goal total placed second. A veteran of 460 regular-season AHL contests with Wilkes-Barre, Abbotsford, Lake Erie, San Antonio, Grand Rapids and San Diego, from 2010-19, Street has 153 goals and 230 assists for 383 points and 136 penalty minutes. In addition, the Coquitlam, BC, native won a Calder Cup with Grand Rapids in 2017 and skated in the 2014 AHL All-Star Game.

Prior to signing with New Jersey, Street played for Calgary (2012-13), Colorado (2014-2016), Detroit (2016-17) and Anaheim (2018-19) at the NHL level. In his 56-game NHL career, he has posted three goals and five assists for eight points and 10 penalty minutes. In 2018-19, he played in a career high 21 NHL games with the Ducks, notching five points (3g-2a). Undrafted, the 6-0, 190lb. forward played four seasons, 2005-2010, with at the University of Wisconsin, winning a national championship in 2006.  

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RELEASE: Devils Agree to Terms With RW Wayne Simmonds

Simmonds receives one-year contract worth $5,000,000

by Press Release / New Jersey Devils

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today agreed to terms with right wing Wayne Simmonds on a one-year contract worth $5,000,000. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Video: ANALYSIS | Wayne Simmonds

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RELEASE: Devils sign Gilles Senn to a two-year entry-level contract

Goaltender was New Jersey's fifth-round selection in 2016

by Press Release / New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils today announced that the club has signed goaltender Gilles Senn to a two-year, entry-level contract. Senn was New Jersey's sixth choice (fifth round), 129th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Senn, 23, spent the last five seasons, 2014-19, with HC Davos (Swiss-A). The left-catching netminder earned the NLA Youngster of the Year award during the 2016-17 season, when he finished with a .910 save percentage and a 2.64 GAA in 34 games played. He finished his career with HC Davos with a .901 save percentage and played in 16 playoff games. Senn also helped lead HC Davos to the semi-finals at the Spengler Cup held in Davos, Switzerland, posting a .937 save percentage and 2.03 save percentage in two games played.

Video: RAW | Gilles Senn Signs Contract

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Devils acquire defenseman Ryan Murphy from Wild

New Jersey sends Michael Kapla in exchange for the 25-year-old blueliner

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

The New Jersey Devils today acquired defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Michael Kapla. Murphy will report to Binghamton (AHL). The announcement was made by New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager & Alternate Governor Ray Shero.

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Devils assign four players to junior and minor teams

Hoelscher, Bernard, Schmelzer, and Hammond assigned to respective junior hockey and minor clubs

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

Today, the New Jersey Devils assigned F Mitch Hoelscher to Ottawa (OHL) and D Xavier Bernard to Drummondville (QMJHL). In addition, F Ryan Schmelzer and D Tariq Hammond have been assigned to Binghamton (AHL) and G Colton Phinney has been released from his PTO.

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Devils acquire Patrick Maroon from Edmonton

New Jersey trades 2019 3rd round pick and rights to forward J.D. Dudek

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Patrick Maroon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for the club's third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and the rights to forward prospect J.D. Dudek. The announcement was made by New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

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