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Devils re-sign Henrique to six-year, $24 million deal

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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 07: Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his third period goal against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center on March 7, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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A summer that’s been filled with rough news for the Devils just got made a lot better.

The team announced they’ve re-signed restricted free agent forward Adam Henrique to a multi-year contract. Sportsnet’s Shawn McKenzie reports it’s a six-year deal worth $24 million.

Henrique was the team’s third-round pick in 2008 and over the past two seasons, he’s shown he fits right into the NHL.

Two seasons ago, he scored 16 goals with 35 assists and was their go-to clutch player in the postseason. His overtime goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals put the Devils into the Stanley Cup Final against Los Angeles.

In that time he’s scored 27 goals with 40 assists in 117 career NHL games. Last year, he spent part of the season in the AHL thanks to the lockout where had his time cut short there thanks to a broken thumb.

What will be curious to see now is how this affects Nazem Kadri’s situation with the Toronto Maple Leafs as he’s in a similar situation to Henrique as a restricted free agent. Kadri was reportedly seeking $6 million a year but denied those reports.

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