Devils, Henrique agree on multi-year extension
The New Jersey Devils have agreed with forward Adam Henrique on a multi-year contract extension on Monday, keeping the restricted free agent a Devil for the foreseeable future.
CBS Sports notes that the deal is reportedly worth $24 million over six years for the 23-year-old. Henrique scored 16 goals and 35 assists during his rookie season (2011-12) followed by a very successful Stanley Cup playoffs, but had just 11 goals and 5 assists over 42 games last year, in the lockout shortened season. The Devils consider Henrique to be a big part of their future, and Henrique is just as excited to help the Devils out.
“It was an exciting day,” Henrique told The (Bergen) Record’s Tom Gulitti, via NHL.com. “My family and I are excited about it. It’s something you’ve been working for for a long time. I’m extremely happy with what the deal is and how things are looking going forward.”
Having lost both Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson this off-season and with a ton of money wasted on Kovalchuk, the Devils need Henrique to have a bounce-back year and provide a strong return on their investment.