Tom Gulitti announced a couple of days ago that Jacob Josefson‘s new contract is all locked up. Today, he revealed for how much.
Josefson will be under contract for the next two seasons and will become a Restricted Free Agent at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. He will be payed $800,000 in this contract for each season which is a slight raise from his last 1-year contract.
The Devils’ plans for Jacob are still questionable to say the least. Jacob has seen very limited playing time on the NHL squad and would almost benefit from consistent exposure in Albany. Now with the surplus of forwards, it will be interesting to see if they try to deal Jacob or find a way to fit him in.
GM Lou Lamoriello has made it known that he is trying to deal a few forwards to clear some space for Jacob. It is a bit worrying, however, that they signed him to a 2-year deal. It could be a sign of commitment that Josefson may have asked for. Whether or not Jacob asked for more years because he feels that his value is higher remains to be seen.
This is all purely speculation.
Regardless, the Devils have now signed all of their NHL forwards that were Restricted and Ryan Carter remains the only forward left from last year’s NHL roster that has not been signed.
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