Sep 21, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens right wing Ryan White (60) is checked by Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Matt Corrente (38) in front of goalie Anton Khudobin (31) during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils Draft History: 30th Overall

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be on June 27-28 and take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The first New Jersey draft pick will be at #30 overall.

The only time the New Jersey Devils have held the 30th overall pick according to Hockey DB was when they had the pick in the 2006 Entry Draft. They selected D Matt Corrente out of the OHL when he was on the Saginaw Spirit.

Corrente started off with a 3-year, $2.55 million entry level contract. While he played for the Niagara IceDogs in the OHL, Corrente received and Entry Level Slide and caused a cap hit of $618,333. He received a signing bonus of $85,000 and factoring in the other bonuses, he had a salary of $850,000 for 2007-08. He would have the same signing bonus for 2008-09 and 2009-10.

With the IceDogs, Corrente had 2 goals and 13 assists and 64 penalty minutes in 21 games. He had 5 assists in 10 games in the playoffs.

The next season, officially the first on the contract, Corrente earned $62,500 as he spent the entire season with the Lowell Devils. His cap hit was $590,000 for the 3 seasons on his contract. In 2008-09, Corrente had 6 goals and 12 assists in 67 games.

In 2009-10, he spent time with both the Lowell Devils and New Jersey Team. With NJ, he played in 12 regular season games and 2 playoff games but didn’t total a point.

With Lowell, he played in 45 games and had 5 goals and 15 assists.

In 2010-11, Corrente played on both teams once again. He played 3 games with the Albany Devils and had 1 assist while also playing 22 games with New Jersey and recording 6 assists.

Corrente then signed a 1-year, 2-way, $660,000 contract. He would not see NHL time, however, as he played in 39 games with Albany and had 2 goals and 6 assists.

He was re-signed one more time by New Jersey for 2012-13 to a 1-year, 2-way, $525,000 contract. He only played in 11 games for Albany and had 2 assists.

Last season, he signed a 1-year, 2-way, $550,000 contract for the Carolina Hurricanes and played 72 games for the Charlotte Checkers, their AHL affiliate. Corrente had 2 goals, 1 assist, and 136 penalty minutes.

Contract info courtesy of Cap Geek.

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