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Devils re-sign Harrold; Two years, $1.6 million

Jul 1, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

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While New Jersey debates bringing back David Clarkson, they’re helping make sure some of their better depth doesn’t go away.

Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice reports the team has signed defenseman, and occasional fourth-line forward, Peter Harrold to a two-year deal worth $1.6 million.

Harrold was set to become an unrestricted free agent but now he’ll continue to serve as a faithful bottom-pair defenseman and occasional forward for coach Peter DeBoer. That now leaves Marek Zidlicky as the only potential free agent defenseman the Devils have left to try and retain.

  1. 950003cups - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Not bad. Underrated guy. Played above his pay grade in the finals in ’12

  2. devilsarethebest - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Great signing, loved him since I first saw him play. Extremely versatile, can chip in on offense when needed. A bargain, if you ask me.

  3. kingsforever - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    He’s a defenseman but okay.

  4. quizguy66 - Jul 2, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Hard to argue with him at that price. I don’t love his defensive zone play though.

    -QG

  5. thejrod2006 - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Not sure why Lou wouldn’t use a compliance buyout on Volchenkov or Tallinder unless he’s planning on moving one of them for a forward. Devils have 7 defensemen under contract for next year (8 if they resign Zidlicky), and have prospects that COULD make the team in camp.

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