Devils sign Severson to $25 million contract

Devils sign Severson to 6-year contract

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Damon Severson to a six-year, $25 million contract.

Severson, who played three regular-season (0-1-1, +3) and 11 playoff (0-8-8, +2) games for the Albany Devils in 2015-16, will receive $2.5 million his season, a salary that will increase until 2022-23, when he will get $5.1 million.

In his third National Hockey League season, Severson posted a career-high 31 points over a career-high 80 games, where he proved to be one of the Devils' better puck-moving defensemen. This deal shows our ownership's commitment in what we continue to build here.

As the Devils now stand, Severson will be in line for minutes in the top defensive pairing on the right side, where he played at for long portions of the 2016-17 season.

Severson said he was open to signing a contract to bridge a couple of years or getting a long-term one.

By going with the long-term contract, the Devils and Severson have laid the groundwork for the defenseman to be a key cog in the future of the blue line. "I am comfortable now and I guess just forward to what is to come here with all the moves we made in the offseason".

The New Jersey Devils appear to have locked up one of the team's young defenseman for the longterm, according to a Monday morning report from Bob McKenzie of TSN.



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