The NHL announced today that the 2018-2019 season will see an increase in the number of contracts for players.
The league announced the following signings: The New Jersey Devils signed defenseman Ryan Pulock and forward Marko Dano to two-year, entry-level contracts.
The Devils also signed forward Adam Larsson to a one-year contract.
The Boston Bruins have also added forward Mark Pysyk to their roster.
In addition to these signings, the Devils also added veteran forward Mark Streit to a two-way contract.
In all, the New Jersey roster now has 26 players signed through the end of the 2018 NHL season.
Pysek has been a key player for the Bruins this season, tallying three goals and seven assists.
Streit has also been a staple on the top line for the team this season.
He has scored 13 goals and added 16 assists for 20 points in 45 games.
Larsson has three goals, 10 assists and a plus-3 rating in 29 games.
“We are very pleased to welcome Ryan and Marko to our organization and we look forward to building upon their strengths as the season progresses,” New Jersey General Manager Lou Lamoriello said.
“Their strong play has helped us to build on our offensive game, and they have proven to be outstanding on the power play and in the defensive zone.”
The Devils signed forwards Nicklas Jensen and Jacob Josefson to two year, entry level contracts.
Jensen and Josefsson will be the first two players from the Devils organization to sign a one year deal.
“Our organization has a history of signing great players,” Lamoriell said.
I’m very excited about the continued development of these two young men and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Devils.
The Bruins have signed defenseman Michael Brodeur to a five-year entry level contract.
Brodeurs best year was in 2016-17, when he finished second on the team in goals (37) and assists (48).
The 26-year-old Broderes career totals include 29 goals, 40 assists and 65 points in 77 games.
Last year’s third round pick, defenseman Matt Calvert, has signed a two year entry level deal with the Devils after he was taken with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 Draft.
Calvert was a top-six defenseman in the AHL in 2016 with Hartford and has played a significant role in Hartford’s run to the Calder Cup Final last season.
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