NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Eric Gelinas to a two-year, $3.15 million contract.
Devils general manager Ray Shero announced the signing on Tuesday. The team had maintained its rights to the restricted free agent by making a qualifying offer late last month.READ MORE: Glass Bottle Attack In Chelsea Station Just The Latest Incident As Subway Crime IncreasesRacism Declared A Public Health Crisis In New York City
Gelinas led all New Jersey defensemen with six goals, playing in a career-high 61 games last season. He finished tied for third among all NHL rookie defensemen with seven goals and 22 assists in 60 appearances the previous season.
The native of Vanier, Ontario made his NHL debut on Apr. 25, 2013 against Pittsburgh. He was New Jersey’s second choice and the 54th overall selection in the 2009 NHL draft.MORE NEWS: Civilian Complaint Review Board: Dozens Of NYPD Officers Should Be Disciplined For Misconduct During Black Lives Matter Protests Last Year
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