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We're bringing Pickles back: Top plays by Blake Coleman

Check out Blake Coleman's best highlights from the 2017-18 season

by Brian Born @BrianBorn / newjerseydevils.com

On Tuesday morning, the New Jersey Devils agreed to terms with forward Blake Coleman on a three-year contract which will pay him $1,800,000 in each season.

After spending the previous two seasons in the AHL, Coleman played his first full NHL season with the Devils in 2017-18. A surprise to make the roster out of camp, Coleman relied on his hard work and determination, earning an opportunity to play at the highest level and never disappointed. The 26-year-old forward appeared in 79 regular-season games, racking up 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points. A force on the penalty-kill, Coleman recorded a team-high three shorthanded goals (3) during the 2017-18 NHL season. Coleman's play improved throughout the season, playing some of his best hockey late, including in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where he tallied two goals in the Devils five-game series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Blake Coleman's reputation as a workhorse and gritty style of play quickly turned him into a fan-favorite for his "never quit" attitude. Check out some of Coleman's best work from the 2017-18 season and what you can expect to see for the next three years! 
 

Look Ma! One Hand!

Video: NJD@PIT: Coleman nets one-handed backhand shot

In what may be the Devils top goal of the season, Blake Coleman used his strength to fend off a defender and sail a one-handed, backhand shot past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray.
 

SHGs vs. New York, New York

Video: NYR@NJD: Coleman leads the rush for a nice SHG

Video: NYI@NJD: Coleman buries Mueller's feed for SHG

There's nothing better than scoring shorthanded goals against your rivals, and no one knows that better than Blake. 
 

Just Dill with it

Video: NJD@TOR: Coleman steals puck and snipes nice goal

Coleman made a living generating turnovers and turning them into points this season. 
 

Leaving Las Vegas (with two goals) 

Video: NJD@VGK: Coleman chips in a shorthanded goal

Video: NJD@VGK: Coleman wires his second goal five-hole

What happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas. Blake Coleman (two goals) and the Devils left with a decisive 8-3 victory in March. 
 

Blake seals it!

Video: NYI@NJD: Coleman buries Mueller's feed for SHG

Blake Coleman scored an empty-net goal in the Devils first home-playoff win in six seasons and capped it off with an epic celebration. 
 

Tweet your favorite moments of Blake Coleman's 2017-18 season to @NJDevils and @BColes25! 

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