Adam Henrique signs new deal with Devils

The New Jersey Devils announced Monday that they have re-signed center Adam Henrique.

According to the Associated Press, the Devils re-signed unrestricted free agent Henrique to a six-year, $24 million deal.

The team also announced the news via Twitter. “Today we re-signed Adam #Henrique to a new multi-year contract. Please welcome Henrique back to #JerseysTeam!” the tweet read.

The 23-year-old from Brantford, Ontario was a third round pick (No. 82) in the 2008 NHL draft.

In the 2011-12 season, Henrique shined as a rookie for New Jersey. He was a Calder Trophy finalist with 16 goals and 35 assists. Last season, his numbers declined to 11 goals and 5 assists in the lockout-shortened 42 game season, notes CBS Sports.

Henrique’s most memorable goal came in the playoffs when he scored in overtime to eliminate the New York Rangers and send the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.

The Devils hope that this season he can eclipse his rookie magic and help fill the offensive void the team faces after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson this summer.

 

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