24-Year-Old Center Gets Fresh Start With Devils After March Arrest

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The New Jersey Devils announced on Saturday that the team has acquired center Scott Timmins and a 2014 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for forward Krys Barch and a 2015 seventh-round pick.

Barch had previously played with the Panthers during the 2011-12 season. The 33-year-old winger did not register a point in 22 games with the Devils last season.

Timmins played five games for the Panthers in 2012-13. He did not register a point last season at the NHL level. Timmins scored 24 points in 65 games for the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage last season. The 24-year-old center has one goal and zero assists in 24 career NHL games.

He was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor — after San Antonio police said he broke into the home of the Garza family and refused to leave. A police report stated that Timmins was so heavily intoxicated that he was unable to hold his balance and did not remember how he had entered Garza’s home.

Homeowner Benjamin Garza wasn’t pleased with the incident that struck fear into his family.

“You’re lucky I wasn’t here because I would’ve put a bullet between your eyes and it would’ve been over for you,” Garza said of Timmins when he spoke with KENS5 San Antonio in March 2013.

Timmins was a sixth-round pick by the Panthers in 2009.

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