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Deal with the Devils: New Jersey re-signs Larsson to six-year contract

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<> during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on November 2, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Paul Bereswill

The New Jersey Devils and defenseman Adam Larsson have avoided an arbitration hearing scheduled for next week after the two sides came a deal announced Saturday.

The Devils announced via Twitter that they re-signed the 22-year-old blue liner to a six-year contract, worth a total of almost $25 million. According to the club, the new deal comes with an annual average value of $4,166,666.67.

Larsson’s salary breakdown under this new deal includes $2.5 million this season, before earning $5.05 million and $5.1 million, respectively, in the final two years of the deal.

Last week, Devils GM Ray Shero was confident the two sides would be able to figure out a new deal, perhaps even before they were to go to arbitration.

Last season, Larsson, taken fourth overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, posted three goals and 24 points -- career highs for him -- in 64 games, leading all New Jersey defensemen in points.

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