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Devils re-sign Josefson: two-years, $1.6 million

Jul 17, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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Jacob Josefson‘s playing time was limited in 2013-14, but the restricted free agent has received a mild raise from the New Jersey Devils. After scoring a goal and registering two assists in 27 contests last season, the Devils have inked him to a two-year, $1.6 million contract, according to the Star-Ledger’s Rich Chere.

The 23-year-old forward has seven goals and 25 points in 118 career NHL games. Although he has displayed some offensive capabilities in the minors, his role with the Devils has been more defensive. He averaged just 10:07 minutes per contest on the rare occasions that he did play last season, but he was used to help kill penalties.

His lack of playing time with New Jersey has been a source of concern for him as he said back in March that he was worried about his future with the team. Now he’ll at least have two more seasons to prove his worth.

With Josefson under contract, the Devils now have 14 forwards signed to one-way contracts for the 2014-15 campaign. That will make it particularly difficult for top prospects Stefan Matteau and Reid Boucher to make the team’s opening game roster.

  1. hodgkijay - Jul 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Hope he gets a shot this year. Has the elements that a key 3rd or 4th line center should have just needs to be consistent in doing it. 60 games on a familiar line hopefully then we will see what he is capable of. Excited about my Devils team this year.

    • mb30forlife - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      Hes had plenty of “shots” if you ask me. We see what he can do. He needs to stay healthy. He has speed and can shoot. HE NEEDS TO STAY HEALTHY

    • thecheeman - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      I completely disagree with you (respectfully). He has the game of a 1st line finesse center he’s just not good enough to do it in the NHL. He’s be a great 1C playing in the AHL or in some Euro-league. I hope they trade him rather than try and make this work for the next two years.

      • mb30forlife - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:40 AM

        Thats why theres an AHL and an NHL…. Devon Dubnyk could be an all star number 1 goalie in the AHL…. but what does he do in the NHL? Everyone has their points of view and yes i see what you are saying. But fact is he isnt more than a 4th or 3rd line center right now…. He needs to stay healthy and get his game together. Also, there isn’t much room in the NHL for smaller finesse centers right now. Everyone wants a guy thats a two way forward and can win draws. I think JJ should play LW or RW. Him and Stephen Gionta are very similar. Not taking anything away from either or but to see either or on a first line especially at center in the NHL is very high hopes.

  2. bleedrangerblue - Jul 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Where’s urine cup?

    • 950003cups - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      You miss me rangerblueballs?

  3. 950003cups - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    What a waste of $1,600,000!!!

    • mb30forlife - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      its not a waste. He has a ton of potential and is a good player. Just needs to stay healthy. Maybe he can pick Jagr’s brain for a few tips

    • DED - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      Why is it a waste?

  4. bleedrangerblue - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    That’s the first step to healing. Admitting your urine cup..

    • 950003cups - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      And you responding to rangerblueballs nice.

  5. bleedrangerblue - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Urine cup do you have an Xbox?

  6. davidpuddy720 - Jul 17, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Gotta agree with the cheeman- although the defensive aspect of his game is pretty solid.

  7. bleedrangerblue - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    I knew the Xbox question would shut him up. Your welcome Ranger nation

    • 7mantel - Jul 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM

      Good Job !!!

      • 950003cups - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM

        Here comes that famous ranger cirlcle jerk. I saw a video the other night. It was about the rangers future. It was called “two girls and one cup”

  8. 34defense2014 - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Opps my thumb slipped up, oh well?

  9. 34defense2014 - Jul 17, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    “Urine Cup” wow that’s so original!!! I’ve fallin off my chair! You have to be a Rag fan?

  10. ragsrus - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:49 AM

    Urine cups, get ready to miss the playoffs for a third straight year with that loser team you root for. LoL. What a pathetic team. Greene and Harold on D and a 107 yo as your best offensive threat. A Rangers throw away I might add. But that’s not new. Debs are always dumpster diving for players. They are thr hobos of the NHL. LOL.

    • 950003cups - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      You know what’s the funniest part about you turds? That you think you made some sort of funny joke and you’re two butt buddies are all high fiving eachother. LOLOLOL

      Haha. Urine Cups!

      I just don’t know what to do! I must run away and hide! I am humiliated. I surrender. Please! I’m throwing myself at the mercy of the rags fans.

      We should jam up a new chant.

      Ninteen-Fourty – One Cup (clap clap clap)
      Ninteen-Fourty – One Cup (clap clap clap)
      Ninteen-Fourty – One Cup (clap clap clap)
      Ninteen-Fourty – One Cup (clap clap clap)
      Ninteen-Fourty – One Cup (clap clap clap)

  11. jdlinder11 - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I think the devils are primed to take a step forward this year. They are a very good possession team, good defensively, and they finally got that dinosaur out of the net.

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