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2014 Free Agent Tracker (as of 9/1/14)

Signed for 2014-15:

Tim Sestito

Jon Merrill

Stefan Matteau

Reid Boucher

Raman Hrabarenka

Graham Black

Scott Wedgewood

Reece Scarlett

Joe Whitney

Darcy Zajac

Ben Johnson

Mike Sislo

Cam Janssen

Adam Larsson

Scott Clemmensen (signed as FA 7/1)

Keith Kinkaid

Maxime Clermont

Corbin McPherson

Brandon Burlon

Scott Timmins

Rod Pelley

David Wohlberg

Dan Kelly

Restricted Free Agents (all given qualifying offers):

Eric Gelinas

Unrestricted Free Agents:

Kelly Zajac

Chris McKelvie

Harry Young

Riley Boychuk

Moving On:

Harri Pesonen (signed w/Lausanne (SUI) 5/20)

Alexander Urbom (signed w/Severstal (KHL) 6/6)

Mattias Tedenby (signed w/HV71 (SHL) 8/14)

Artem Demkov (signed w/HK Sochi (KHL) 7/10)

Mike Hoeffel (signed w/Springfield 7/25)

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2014 Free Agent Tracker (as of 8/1/14)

Signed for 2014-15:

Tim Sestito

Jon Merrill

Stefan Matteau

Reid Boucher

Raman Hrabarenka

Graham Black

Scott Wedgewood

Reece Scarlett

Joe Whitney

Darcy Zajac

Ben Johnson

Mike Sislo

Cam Janssen

Adam Larsson

Scott Clemmensen (signed as FA 7/1)

Keith Kinkaid

Maxime Clermont

Corbin McPherson

Brandon Burlon

Scott Timmins

Restricted Free Agents (all given qualifying offers):

Eric Gelinas

David Wohlberg

Unrestricted Free Agents:

Rod Pelley

Kelly Zajac

Chris McKelvie

Harry Young

Riley Boychuk

Moving On:

Harri Pesonen (signed w/Lausanne (SUI) 5/20)

Alexander Urbom (signed w/Severstal (KHL) 6/6)

Mattias Tedenby (signed w/Lev Praha (KHL) 6/9; transfer to Atlant Mytishchi 7/2)

Artem Demkov (signed w/HK Sochi (KHL) 7/10)

Mike Hoeffel (signed w/Springfield 7/25)

 

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Off to Rookie Camp

Today marked the first day of New Jersey’s annual rookie camp in Newark.  A total of 41 players have taken the ice, some familiar to Albany/New Jersey fans, some not so familiar.  After clamoring for days as to who was attending, late last night the roster was released:

Goaltenders:

Anthony Brodeur, Jeremy Brodeur, Charlie Finn, Scott Wedgewood.

Defensemen:

Seth Helgeson, Joe Faust, Raman Hrabarenka, Joshua Jacobs, Steve Santini, Ryan Rehill, Curtis Gedig, Tyler Wood, Reece Scarlett, Damon Severson, Ryan Johnston.

Forwards:

Myles Bell, John Quenneville, William Brodeur, Graham Black, Blake Pietila, Connor Chatham, Stefan Matteau, Ryan Kujawinski, Miles Wood, Brandon Baddock, Ben Thomson, Joey Dudek, Reid Boucher, Jayden Hart, Tom Hartnett, Ben Johnson, Blake Coleman, Matt Lorito, Ross Mauermann, Eric Faille, Ryan Rosenthal, Brandon Shea, Darcy Murphy, Matt Needham, Roberts Lipsbergs, Michael Ambrosia.

Breaking down the roster:

-8 players appeared in at least one game for Albany during the 13-14 season (2 others were on the roster, but never saw action)

-15 of 17 draft picks over the last three seasons, including all 2013 and 2014 selections, are in attendance.

-16 players were free agent invites.

-Another Devil family tradition, as the Brodeur boys–goalies Anthony and Jeremy, and forward William–take over where the Pandolfos, Parises, Giontas, and Zajacs left off (Nolan, the 4th Zajac brother, was actually at Winnipeg’s rookie camp earlier this month).

The Devils PR Twitter released a camp guide earlier today, while In Lou We Trust has the breakdown by position.

And the A-Devils have a wrapup of the first day here.

 

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2014 Free Agent Tracker (as of 7/1/14)

Signed for 2014-15:

Tim Sestito

Jon Merrill

Stefan Matteau

Reid Boucher

Raman Hrabarenka

Graham Black

Scott Wedgewood

Reece Scarlett

Joe Whitney

Darcy Zajac

Ben Johnson

Mike Sislo

Cam Janssen

Adam Larsson

Restricted Free Agents (all given qualifying offers):

Brandon Burlon

Eric Gelinas

David Wohlberg

Scott Timmins

Maxime Clermont

Keith Kinkaid

Unrestricted Free Agents:

Mike Hoeffel

Rod Pelley

Kelly Zajac

Corbin McPherson

Chris McKelvie

Harry Young*

Riley Boychuk*

Moving On:

Harri Pesonen (signed w/Lausanne (SUI) 5/20)

Alexander Urbom (signed w/Severstal (KHL) 6/6)

Mattias Tedenby (signed w/Lev Praha (KHL) 6/9)

*restricted free agents not given qualifying offers

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2013 Player Tracker (as of 9/1/13)

We have reached September…and the final tracker of the offseason. About a week and a half away from the start of training camp!

Signed for 2013-14:

Eric Gelinas
Alexander Urbom
Reid Boucher
Scott Wedgewood
Brandon Burlon
David Wohlberg
Seth Helgeson
Maxime Clermont
Harry Young
Joe Whitney
Mattias Tedenby
Darcy Zajac
Tim Sestito
Riley Boychuk (acquired from BUF 7/7)
Rod Pelley (signed from NOR 7/8)
Mike Hoeffel
Cam Janssen
Harri Pesonen
Raman Hrabarenka
Jacob Josefson
Keith Kinkaid
Mike Sislo
Dan Kelly

Unrestricted Free Agent:

Jay Leach
Chad Wiseman
Corbin McPherson
Chris McKelvie
Kelly Zajac
J.S. Berube

Moving On:

Matt Anderson (signed w/Spartak Moskva (KHL) 5/5)
Matt Corrente (signed w/Carolina 7/10)
Stefan Stepanov (signed w/ Atlant Mytishchi (KHL) 7/12)
Steve Zalewski (signed w/Lukko (SM-liiga) 7/18)
Phil DeSimone (signed w/Jokerit (SM-liiga) 8/20)
Jeff Frazee (signed w/Valpellice (Italy) 8/23)

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2013 Player Tracker (as of 8/1/13)

Welcome to the second free agent scorecard of the offseason. After a busy early part of July, things have gone back to the usual quiet. Well, down here anyway. Things should be picking up soon on here, with the schedule on its way in (hopefully) a couple of weeks. And hopefully more transactions? (cough, Henrique, cough)

Signed for 2013-14:

Eric Gelinas
Alexander Urbom
Reid Boucher
Scott Wedgewood
Brandon Burlon
David Wohlberg
Seth Helgeson
Maxime Clermont
Harry Young
Joe Whitney
Mattias Tedenby
Darcy Zajac
Tim Sestito
Riley Boychuk (acquired from BUF 7/7)
Rod Pelley (signed from NOR 7/8)
Mike Hoeffel
Cam Janssen
Harri Pesonen
Raman Hrabarenka
Jacob Josefson
Keith Kinkaid
Mike Sislo

Restricted Free Agent (all tendered qualifying offers):

Dan Kelly

Unrestricted Free Agent:

Jeff Frazee
Jay Leach
Chad Wiseman
Corbin McPherson
Chris McKelvie
Kelly Zajac
Phil DeSimone
J.S. Berube

Moving On:

Matt Anderson (signed w/Spartak Moskva (KHL) 5/5)
Matt Corrente (signed w/Carolina 7/10)
Stefan Stepanov (signed w/ Atlant Mytishchi (KHL) 7/12)
Steve Zalewski (signed w/Lukko (SM-liiga) 7/18)

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And More Signings…(UPDATED)

Normally, at this time of year, I’m usually reading up on how other teams around the Eastern Conference are loading up their rosters with new players, while here? *cue crickets chirping*

Well, I won’t be complaining about that anymore. Actually writing here for the fourth day in a row! Anyway, now to catch up on the latest:

-Yesterday afternoon the Devils shipped defenseman Henrik Tallinder to Buffalo in exchange for forward Riley Boychuk in an effort to clear some space under the cap. Boychuk is a 2010 7th rounder who spent all of last season with the CHL’s Fort Worth Brahmas, where in 41 games he posted 17 points (8 G, 9 A). He has a little AHL experience, appearing in 26 games with Rochester during the 2011-12 season.

-Earlier today, the Devils welcomed back another former member of the organization, signing forward Rod Pelley to a one year two way deal. He spent last season in Norfolk, posting 3 goals and 7 assists in 60 games after joining the team during the tail end of the lockout. Before that, he played 5+ seasons in the Devils organization, becoming a regular in New Jersey during the 2009-10 season after bouncing back and forth between the big club and Lowell (remember there?). He was dealt to Anaheim along with Mark Fraser in December 2011 for Kurtis Foster and Timo Pielmeier. Fun fact: if not for some visa paperwork issues back in 2006, he could have been one of the last Devil River Rats. I actually remember meeting him briefly in March that year, just after he finished his final year at Ohio State. He was supposed to play with the Rats on an ATO agreement, but due to those issues he never got a chance to suit up. But as a consolation prize, I did get to see Stephen Gionta and Travis Zajac make their debuts about a month later.

-And finally, per a tweet from Fire and Ice, restricted free agent Mike Hoeffel has re-signed, no terms disclosed. That leaves 6 RFAs that still need a new contract (cough, Henrique, cough).

UPDATE (7/9): Just as I hit publish for this entry, yet another re-signing by New Jersey: Cam Janssen is back for one more season, signing a two way contract. I would not be surprised if he were to return to Albany with Krys Barch still on New Jersey’s roster.

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