The Devils have signed G Ken Appleby to a three-year entry-level contract, Rich Chere of NJ.com reports (Oct. 5).
Appleby, 20, attended training camp with the Devils, and will likely open the season with Adirondack (ECHL), Chere notes.
Appleby spent the past three seasons with Oshawa in the OHL. Last season, he had 38 wins while leading the OHL with a 2.08 GAA.
The Devils have announced a press conference with former goalie Martin Brodeur for Tuesday at the Prudential Center.
According to Rich Chere of NJ.com, an announcement about the upcoming retirement of Brodeur’s No. 30 will likely be made (Oct. 5).
Also in attendance on Tuesday will be Devils co-owner Josh Harris and other Devils and Prudential employees.
Brodeur, who now serves as the assistant GM of the Blues, retired this past January.
During his career with the Devils from 1991 to 2014, Brodeur helped lead the team to three Stanley Cup titles while winning 691 games and racking up 125 shutouts.
Among the NHL records currently held by Brodeur are wins, regular season shutouts, playoff shutouts, saves, and games played.
The New Jersey Devils signed RW Lee Stempniak to a one-year, $850,000 deal on Saturday, the team announced.
Stempniak, 32, attended Devils training camp on a professional tryout (Sept. 16).
He scored 15 goals and 13 assists in 71 regular-season games with the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets last season.
Devils LW Patrik Elias has been ruled out for the October 9 season opener and will be placed on IR, head coach John Hynes said (Oct. 1).
Elias has been dealing with a right knee issue.
Elias, 39, scored 13 goals and had 21 assists in 69 games played last season with the Devils.
Kyle Palmieri, who suffered an unspecified injury during Wednesday’s preseason game against the Flyers, is expected to be fine for the start of the regular season, the Devils said (Oct. 1).
Palmieri suffered the injury when he fell near the boards just over three minutes into the second period.
“He’s just got a little minor tweak right now that we just didn’t want to have him finish the game,” Devils coach John Hynes said. “We just had him rest up there a little bit.”
The Devils open the regular season on October 9 against the Jets in Newark.
Devils make first round of cuts
After Wednesday’s game, the Devils announced that they have sent seven players to juniors.
F Brandon Baddock, G Mackenzie Blackwood, F Connor Chatham, D Josh Jacobs, D Ryan Rehill, F Blake Speers, and D Colton White were all sent to juniors.