The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free agent center Pavel Zacha to a three-year, $6.75 million contract.
The signing on Tuesday happened days before the Devils open training camp. And it comes a day after general manager Ray Shero peppered his comments with profanities in questioning the former first-round draft pick for considering signing with the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League.
In a statement released by the team Tuesday, Shero said he was pleased to have the contract completed and called Zacha an “important part of our team.”
The 22-year-old Zacha is from the Czech Republic and had a career-best 13 goals in 61 games last season. Overall, he has 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 points in 201 career NHL games.
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