New Jersey Devils Sign Free Agent Forward

The New Jersey Devils have added to their bottom-six depth (or Top-9 strength, as GM Tom Fitzgerald likes to refer to it) by adding a free agent defensive forward and penalty-kill specialist in Tomas Nosek. 

Nosek signs for one year, $1M dollars. He brings a wealth of playoff experience to the Devils, having gone to the postseason in each of his last six years, including a lengthy run with the Vegas Golden Knights a few years back.

The 6'3" forward is an 8-year NHL veteran who added 18 points in 66 games to his primary defensive duties with the Boston Bruins last season. He was also a plus-9.

He averaged over 2:30 of ice-time on the penalty-kill last year, and just over 12 minutes TOI overall on the campaign. He'll be a nice replacement for Yegor Sharangovich, who was one of the Devils' best while shorthanded last season, as he was traded to the Calgary Flames for Tyler Toffoli last month.

Nosek went undrafted out of Czechoslovakia and spent the first two seasons of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings before moving to the Golden Knights for four seasons, and the Bruins for the last two.

The 30-year-old is a nice depth signing for the Devils. 

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