Nov 3, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New Jersey Devils forward Jacob Josefson (16) against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Devils 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NJ Devils Free Agency: Devils Free Agents Remaining

The New Jersey Devils have made quite the splash in Free Agency this off-season. They added the scoring they needed and now they are returning focus to within the roster by moving extra forwards and signing the last of their UFAs and RFAs.

Here are the notable free agents who have not been locked up yet in this year’s NJ Devils Free Agency class:

1

Ryan Carter

F, New Jersey Devils

UFA – It is still up-in-the-air if Carter will return to the New Jersey Devils. Carter has interest from what sounds like several other teams but the Devils are still an option as well. With the log jam at forward, Carter may be expendable.
2

Eric Gelinas

D, New Jersey/Albany Devils

Eric was a pleasant surprise to be NHL-ready last season with New Jersey. GM Lou Lamoriello qualified Eric and the two are working out a deal. One may speculate a contract being 1-way vs. 2-way will be a big topic in these contract talks. In the last season of his entry-level contract, Gelinas recorded 29 points in 60 games with the NHL squad.
3

Jacob Josefson

F, New Jersey Devils

Jacob will hopefully be receiving the full-time shot he deserves to have, even if it’s for a 20-game span. Last season, Josefson only played in 27 games and recorded 3 points. Josefson never had consistent playing times, despite Jaromir Jagr’s best efforts. As an RFA, the Devils do have a bit of leverage over Josefson. With more forwards on the roster right now, it may seem that Josefson gets shafted once again. Time will tell if spots open up on the roster for Jacob to take advantage of.
4

Scott Timmins

F, Albany Devils

Timmins is also a Restricted Free Agent this summer. The Devils acquired Timmins in a trade with the Florida Panthers last summer for basically nothing and he has certainly impressed. Timmins played in 65 games (including 4 playoff games) with Albany last season and recorded 39 points. He was one of the highest producers on the team and could see some time in the NHL next season should injuries come up. Timmins will sign a two-way deal, but don’t be surprised if there is a little incentive in his NHL salary. His next contract will be the third of his career.
5

Brandon Burlon

D, Albany Devils

Burlon is a Restricted Free Agent this summer. Burlon has now completed his entry-level deal and spent all three seasons with the Albany Devils. The position of defenseman has been a bit of a jam in the AHL, but as Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill transition into their NHL selves, there will be more room for Burlon to shine. Last season Burlon played in 54 games while contributing with more goals at the cost of some assists. His plus/minus did fall a little but that was from +9 to +3. Should the stars align, Burlon has a shot of seeing NHL time this season.

Stay tuned to Pucks and Pitchforks for more NJ Devils Free Agency news. This chart will be updated as people are signed and more players will cycle in.

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