• Saturday, August 02, 2014

    2014 Devils Free-Agent Signings

    Andy Greene, Defenseman (Re-Signed by Devils)

    The Devils reassured their blue line by inking defenseman Andy Greene to a multi-year extension.

    • Greene has spent his entire NHL career with the Devils after signing with the team as a undrafted free agent in 2006.

    • He had one of his most productive seasons last year, notching a career-high eight goals and 13 power play points. 

    • Greene has appeared in a team-high 147 consecutive games dating back to March 6, 2012.

    • The 31-year-old has played in 477 NHL games (all with the Devils) and has recorded 149 points (28 goals, 121 assists).

    Cory Schneider, Goalie (Re-Signed by Devils)

    The Devils' goaltending position was solidified after New Jersey inked a multi-year contract extension with Schneider on July 9.

    • The now 28-year old American goaltender was selected 26th overall by the Vancouver Canucks during the 2004 Entry Draft.

    • Along with Roberto Luongo, Schneider was the recipient of the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2011.

    • On June 30th, 2013, during the NHL Draft, Schneider was involved in a blockbuster trade between the Canucks and Devils that ended up sending him to New Jersey.

    • In 143 regular-season games played between the pipes, he has recorded 71 wins with 12 shutouts, has posted a 2.12 goals against average and a .925 save persentage.

    Mike Cammalleri, Left Wing (Last Played With Flames)

    The Devils bolstered their forward depth by signing left winger Mike Cammalleri. He played for the Flames since joining the organization in 2011. Prior to Calgary, he had been on the Canadiens and Kings’ rosters.

    • Cammalleri is listed at 5-foot-9, 185 pounds. He is from Richmond Hill, Ontario.

    • Cammalleri was drafted in the second round, 49th overall, of the 2001 NHL Draft by the LA Kings. 

    • He made his NHL debut with the Kings in 2002. 

    • Cammalleri won the Bill Libby Memorial Award after being named the Kings' most valuable player during the 2006-07 season.

    • He finished the 2013-14 season with 45 points (26 goals, 19 assists) in 63 games played. 

    • Over his career, Cammalleri has 502 points (236 goals, 266 assists) in 669 games played.

    Martin Havlat, Right Wing (Last Played With Sharks)

    Looking for more offensive punch, the Devils added another winger, signing former Shark Martin Havlat. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward will join fellow Czechs Jaromir Jagr and Marek Zidlicky on the Devils this season.

    • Havlat has played with the Senators, Blackhawks, Wild and Sharks.

    • He was originally a first-round pick by the Sens during the 1999 NHL Draft.

    • He had his best season in Ottawa during the 2003-04 season, posting 31 goals and 37 assists in 68 games.

    • In an injury-shortened 2013-14, Havlat scored 22 points in 48 games with San Jose.

    • The Czech sniper made the All-Star Team in 2007 and 2011.

    Scott Clemmensen, Goalie (Last Played With Panthers)

    Clemmensen returns to the team who drafted him after spending five years with the Panthers.

    • Clemmensen went 32-19-5 with a .910 save percentage and 2.54 GAA in 65 games played with the Devils from 2001-2009.

    • For his career, the 36-year old netminder is 73-59-23 with a .906 save percentage and 2.77 GAA.

    • The best year of his career was with the Devils in 2008-09 when he won 25 games and had a stellar .917 save percentage and 2.39 GAA.

    • He was selected by the Devils in the 8th round, 215th overall in the 1997 Draft.

    Stephen Gionta, Left Wing (Re-Signed by Devils)

    The 30-year-old forward is back with New Jersey after playing in a career-high 66 games with the Devs in the 2013-14 season.

    • An undrafted free agent, the Rochester, New York native made his NHL debut on Nov. 4, 2010. The younger brother of former Devil Brian Gionta scored his first goal on April 7, 2012. 

    • The 5-foot-7 forward would turn it on during the 2012 postseason, recording seven points in 24 games as the Devils reached the Stanley Cup Final.

    • In 127 career games, Gionta has posted 26 points. He had 11 points in a career-high 66 games during the 2013-14 season.

    Steve Bernier, Right Wing (Re-Signed by Devils)

    Bernier returns to New Jersey after spending the last three years with the Devils

    • Bernier is a former first-round pick of the Sharks in 2003.

    • The 29-year-old posted a career-high 32 points with the Canucks during the 2008-09 season. 

    • Bernier began his Devils career in 2012 and was a key contributor on the fourth line with Ryan Carter and Stephen Gionta, as New Jersey reached the Stanley Cup Final.

    • The Quebec City native played in a career-high 78 games last season and recorded 12 points.

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