New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Forward

The New Jersey Devils continue their busy offseason with another signing to keep their forward unit mainly intact. The team announced they have agreed to terms with Erik Haula on a three-year, $3.15 million AAV deal.


Haula was acquired by the Devils last offseason from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Pavel Zacha in a one-for-one deal. He was exactly what the Devils were looking for and needed when they made the trade. The 32-year-old is versatile and can play effectively at both ends of the ice and in all situations.

The Devils are the seventh team he has played for and he can finally plant some roots for a few seasons. In 80 games this season he scored 14 goals and 41 points, while being one of the team's main penalty killers and serving on the second power-play unit. He is great in the faceoff circle, physical, and when the Devils need a draw won in their end, Haula is one of the top options. The Devils got a good deal here for a player that is playing some of his best hockey right now.

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