Newark N.J. - The New Jersey Devils have announced that the Devils have re-signed defenseman Peter Harrold to a two-year deal worth $1.6 million ($800,000 cap hit per year). Harrold agreed to terms of the deal on Monday, but was not finalized.
Harrold was mostly used as the Devils seventh defenseman in 2013, but at times looked to be the best of his position on the ice.
Although he may not be the most skilled or talented defenseman on the Devils roster, he is one of the hardest working. Following a turnover or in a transition Harrold is always giving his all to get back on defense, something that Marek Zidlicky could learn from him.
In 23 games with the Devils in 2013, Harrold posted two goals and three assists along with a player rating of minus-eight. Although his stats are not the most impressive, he is a great third pairing defenseman, and for only $800k a year, he is affordable.