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Devils re-sign Janssen: one year, $575,000

Jun 20, 2014, 10:40 AM EST

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Cam Janssen is back for another tour with the Devils.

Janssen, who’s played five of his nine NHL seasons with New Jersey, agreed to a one-year, two-way extension worth $575,000 at the NHL level, per NorthJersey.com. The move comes after the 30-year-old scored a career-high three goals with the Devils last season, though he did split the campaign between Jersey and its AHL affiliate in Albany.

A noted tough guy, Janssen started his career with the Devils in 2005-06 before a four-year stint in St. Louis from 2007-11. He returned to New Jersey following his time in St. Louis and has played on one-year deals for each of the last three seasons.

  1. lowenni - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    I’m sure this will provide them with the elite scorer they’ve lacked for two years now to push them over the hump. Great signing by Lou, exactly what they needed.

    In all honesty Janssen makes no contribution to this team, Lamoreillo needs to find a young proven scorer this offseason to help lead his forwards. Offering Stastny a good deal would be a good place to start.

  2. thecheeman - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    He is what he is, a good guy to have in the AHL.

  3. 950003cups - Jun 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    I like Cam.

    • jessejames182 - Jun 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      I LOVE CAM.

  4. barkar942 - Jun 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    First Sislo, now Cam! What a dynasty Lou is assembling over there in Newark! Next will be Carcillo (no wait- Carcillo can actually score a few- Lou won’t want him).

    • alicesrightfootesq - Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      There’s nothing wrong with having some truculence on hand.

      • 950003cups - Jun 20, 2014 at 8:29 PM

        Speaking of GMs signing guys who don’t score, how’s those Nash, Gaborik, Richards, Gomez, Holik, Redden, and of course Drury contracts working out?

    • nj666 - Jun 20, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      its an albany move, he’ll most likely not even play in NJ

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jun 20, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      The irony of a Rangers fan mocking a Devils fan about a dynasty is pretty rich.

      It’s like a Mets fan trying to talk trash to a Yankees fan.

      One cup in 74 years, anyone?

      • 950003cups - Jun 20, 2014 at 8:42 PM

        Rangers dynasty was the longest running in history. We were only able to rally up 3 cups in 8 years against 30 teams.

        The rangers pulled three in 62 years. Two of them were against 5 other teams. Cause we all know how hard it is to win the conference with two other teams battling instead of 15. Add to the challenge that two were done in black and white. You known how hard it is to score when everything is black and white? It’s tough.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jun 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM

        LOL Too funny.

        I think the Red Wings are the only team in the league that have been more successful in the past 20 years than New Jersey.

        Ranger fans are some of the most delusional, indeed. They’re too easy to smack back to reality. And, knowing me, I certainly don’t mind taking the wee bit of effort at their expense.

        I think my Mets/Yankee fan analogy couldn’t be more spot on.

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