Devils re-sign goalie Wedgewood: two years, $1.175M
The Devils locked in another netminder on Monday, agreeing to a contract extension with third-stringer Scott Wedgewood.
The deal is two years at $1.175 million -- an average annual cap hit of $587,500 -- and is of the two-way variety. Wedgewood, 22, was taken by New Jersey in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and has spent the last three seasons with AHL Albany, appearing in 36 games in each of the last two.
Prior to new GM Ray Shero coming aboard, the Devils had inked No. 2 goalie Keith Kinkaid to a two-year, $1.45 million extension. Kinkaid earned the deal after his first full season as Cory Schneider’s backup, in which he fared well -- the 25-year-old went 6-5-4 in 19 appearances, posting a .915 save percentage and 2.59 GAA.
So for the next two years, the Devils have Schneider and Kinkaid at the NHL level and Wedgewood locked in as the No. 3. Now all that’s left is to figure out the rest of the roster.