9/11/2017 7:29:45 AM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Damon Severson to a six-year, $25 million contract that will keep him with the team through the 2022-23 season.
Devils General Manager Ray Shero announced the signing on Monday.
The 23-year-old Severson will earn $2.5 million this season and his salary will escalate to $5.1 million in the final year.
Severson set career highs with 28 assists and 31 points in 80 regular-season games last season, leading all New Jersey defensemen in assists and points.
""Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club and he is a young defenseman that we are excited to work with,"" Shero said. ""This deal shows our ownership"s commitment in what we continue to build here.""
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