Summer Recap: New Jersey Devils

In the offseason of the NHL, many fans get stir crazy. There are only a few big milestones for fans to pay attention to. The rest of the summer is filled with the latest NHL hockey video game and maybe some outdoor events that teams hold around the league. For those fans that check in once in awhile or don’t really pay attention during the summer months here is a recap of where the Devils are at with signings, coaching changes and more.

June 24th 2011 NHL Entry Draft:

  • Draft 4th overall, Adam Larsson
  • 3rd round, 75th pick, Blake Coleman
  • 4th round, 99th pick, Reid Boucher
  • 5th round, 129th pick, Blake Pietila
  • 6th round, 159th pick, Reece Scarlett
  • 7th round, 189th pick, Patrick Daly

June 17th
Devils filed for team-elected arbitration with Parise, schedule hearing August 3th, Fraser filed salary arbitration and hearing is on August 4th

July 1 st
Free Agent Frenzy: Signed Andy Greene 4-yr contract Cap hit $3 million per year, Signed Johan Hedberg 1-yr $1.25 million

July 5th
Bryce Salvador symptom free and is working out

July 6th
Trenton Devils suspend operations

Prospect Camp July 11th- July 15th

July 14th

  • Zharkov resigned
  • Pierre-Luc-Letourneau-Leblond traded to Calgary for 5th round pick
  • Signed Cam Jansen to a 1-yr deal

July 15th

  • Signed Adam Larsson signed 925,000 per season
  • Signed Eric Boulton 2-yr deal, played with Kovalchuck and Hedberg in Atlanta
  • Anssi Salmela signs in KHL

July 19th
Hire Peter DeBoer as Head coach
. Was Florida’s coach for 3 years, about a .500 average.

July 21st
Mike “DOC” Emerick is leaving Devils TV to join NBC/Versus full-time

July 28th
Rolston Traded to Isles for Hunter

July 29th
Parise signs 1-yr $6million contract

August 1st
White and Hunter waived and bought out

August 3rd
Colin White signed by San Jose

August 18th
Travis Zajac will miss first month and half due to surgery in the offseason to fix his Achilles tendon

August 22nd
Devils sign 12 players:

  • Maxime Clermont (GT)
  • Peter Harrold (D)
  • Matt Anderson (F)
  • Bryan Haczyk (F) (AHL)
  • Brad Mills (F)
  • Nathan Perkovich (F) (AHL)
  • Tim Sestito (F)
  • Myles Stoesz (F) (AHL)
  • Stephane Veilleux (F)
  • Joseph Whitney (F) (AHL)
  • Chad Wiseman (F)
  • Steve Zalewski (F)

September 13th
Training Camp Roster Released

This summer wasn’t as involved as last summer, however there were still some really important moves. Signing Parise for 1-yr is a big deal. It might not be the long-term deal we were all hoping for upfront, but the team and Parise avoided arbitration and now have plenty of time to work out a long-term deal. Rolston, White and Hunter all being moved helped make room under the salary cap. Going into this season we are looking good. Currently, according to, the Devils have $5,293,333 available for additional acquisitions. So these are just a few of the highlights.

We want to know what the fans think of the most important transaction/move this past summer.

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Posted on September 21, 2011, in New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Devils Fans, NHL and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Glad we got Zach on that one year deal, but they better make Zach happy so he stays. We aren’t the same team without him.

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