New Jersey Signs Top Prospect to Three-Year Deal

The New Jersey Devils have come to terms with one of their top prospects, Dawson Mercer on a three-year entry level deal. The Newfoundland native was a first-round selection, 18th overall out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Mercer is currently representing the Canadian World Junior team and has been a force early on in the tournament. Even though he's playing a depth spot in the lineup, Mercer has already collected five points in two games. Before the QMJHL season was paused, Mercer tallied seven points in five games.

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