NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eric Gelinas will get a fresh start in Colorado.
The Devils traded the veteran defenseman to the Avalanche on Monday for a third-round draft pick in 2017.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunmen Wanted After 10 Shot In Front Of Queens Business; 'A Brazen, Coordinated Attack'
Gelinas had one goal, five assists and 16 penalty minutes in 34 games this season for New Jersey. He had been scratched in the Devils’ nine previous games.READ MORE: In Wake Of Corona, Queens Shooting, Mayoral Candidates Adams, Sliwa Offer Plans To Combat NYC Gun Violence
A former second-round pick of the Devils in 2009, Gelinas had 54 points in 156 NHL games. The 6-foot-4, 215 pounder is signed through next season at $1.575 million.MORE NEWS: NYPD: 3 Innocent Bystanders Wounded By Gunfire In Washington Heights
The Devils entered play Monday in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, three points out of the final playoff berth with 19 games to play.