Mar 7, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Peter Harrold (10) skates with the puck during the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Peter Harrold Signs Two-Year Deal With New Jersey

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.

Mar 16, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) makes a save while New Jersey Devils defenseman Peter Harrold (10) looks for the rebound during the third period at the Prudential Center. The Canadiens defeated the Devils 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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