New Jersey Devils
The NHL announced the deal late Friday as the first round of the draft was coming to an end in Sunrise, Florida.
New general manager Ray Shero is delivering on his promise to make the struggling Devils a more exciting team. Meanwhile, the Isles are stockpiling young talent.
Barring a trade, the Devils (32-36-14, 78 points) will have the sixth pick overall and three in the top 41, the last one coming in the trade that sent Jaromir Jagr to Florida.
The team announced details of its 2015-16 season opener on Wednesday. The Islanders are moving to Barclays Center after a 43-year run at Nassau Coliseum.
The Board of Governors still must approve the change Wednesday when it meets in Las Vegas.
The contract is a two-way deal, with an average annual value of $587,500. The value will depend on whether the 22-year-old plays in the NHL or in the minor leagues.
The 50-year-old Terreri has served as goaltending coach since 2009-10, after spending eight seasons in a similar role at the AHL level.
The New Jersey Devils have named Geoff Ward and Alain Nasreddine as assistant coaches for John Hynes.
The New Jersey Devils have signed Czech free-agent defenseman Vojtech Mozik to an entry-level contract.
Devils GM Ray Shero said Hynes will emphasize the fast, attacking and supportive style of hockey that he hopes to install in New Jersey.
The 24-year-old spent the previous five seasons playing in Russia. He had set career highs this past season with 12 goals and 13 assists in 58 games, while serving as the club’s captain.
Jim Dowd played 17 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils. He coaches the Manasquan-Point Pleasant hockey team.
He was supposed to have a second career with the Devils, but now it looks like it may be years before it happens, if ever.
Coming off yet another season without a playoff berth, the Devils figured to make some big changes. But nobody knew one of them would be this big.
The New Jersey Devils have developed a new trend when it comes to the playoffs.