Devils Sign Veteran Right Wing Drew Stafford

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)The Devils have signed free agent forward Drew Stafford, plugging a hole on the right side behind Kyle Palmieri.

The longtime Buffalo Sabre signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000, the team said.

Stafford, 31, most recently played for the Boston Bruins, who acquired him in a trade from Winnipeg in March. In 18 games with Boston last season, he had eight points (four goals and four assists).

Drew Stafford had eight points in 18 games with the Bruins last season. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

A former 50-point player, Stafford’s production has dropped the last couple of years, falling from 43 points in 2014-15 to 38 the following season to 21 last season.

Over his 11-year career, the Milwaukee native has recorded 145 goals and 177 assists.

This site uses cookies, tokens, and other third party scripts to recognize visitors of our sites and services, remember your settings and privacy choices, and — depending on your settings and privacy choices — enable us and some key partners to collect information about you so that we can improve our services and deliver relevant ads.

By continuing to use our site or clicking Agree, you agree that CBS and our key partners may collect data and use cookies for personalized ads and other purposes, as described more fully in our privacy policy. You can change your settings at any time by clicking Manage Settings.