Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today re-signed restricted free-agent forward Yegor Sharangovich to a two-year contract worth $4,000,000 with an average annual value of $2,000,000. The breakdown is as follows: 2021-22, $1,800,000 and 2022-23, $2,200,000. The announcement was made by New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald.
Sharangovich, 23, completed his rookie season with the Devils in 2020-21, tallying 16 goals and collecting 14 assists for 30 points in 54 games played. The left-handed shot scored his first-career NHL goal on January 16, 2021, an overtime goal against Boston to give the club its first win on the 2020-21 season. Sharangovich's three GWGs and 16 goals overall ranked second on New Jersey.
Additionally, his 30 points ranked fourth for all NHL rookie skaters, while his 16 goals ranked third and 14 assists stood seventh. The winger also netted two power-play goals and was one of three Devils who recorded a shorthanded goal. Sharangovich skated in his NHL debut on January 14, 2021, and was one of 11 New Jersey rookie skaters during the 2020-21 campaign.
Born on June 6, 1998, the native of Minsk, Belarus was New Jersey's fourth selection, 141st overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft. Yegor started the 2020-21 season on loan to Dinamo Minsk (KHL), ranking second overall on Minsk's club in goals (17-tied), placing him first among all U-23 skaters in goals per game and second in the U-23 group in points per game.
He spent two seasons with New Jersey's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Binghamton Devils, from 2018-19 to 2019-20. In 125 career AHL games, he tallied 42 points (19g-23a). Prior to his NHL experience, the 6'2'', 195lbs. forward spent the 2017-18 campaign skating for Dinamo recording 12 points (4g-8a) in 47 games played.
Sharangovich represented his home country in international play, participating at the U-20 World Junior Championship (WJC) in 2015-16, 2016-17 (WJC-D1A) and 2017-18. He totaled eight career points (4g-4a) in 17 contests at the U20 WJC level. The Belarussian also appeared at the IIHF's World Championship (WC) in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 (WC-D1A) and 2020-21. Sharangovich was named team captain for Belarus at the 2020-21 WC.