Apr 1, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils center Jacob Josefson (16) and Buffalo Sabres goalie Nathan Lieuwen (50) during the game at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

NJ Devils Free Agency Update: Top Devils Free Agents Remaining

Now that RFA F Jacob Josefson has been locked up, he has moved out of the Top 5 Free Agents remaining within the roster. Josefson moves out of the 3 spot with his new 2-year, 1-way, $800,000 contract.

Here are the Top 5 NJ Devils Free Agents remaining:

1

Ryan Carter

F, New Jersey Devils

UFA – There is nothing more that has been made available about Ryan’s situation. Per Tom Gulitti, Lamoriello mentioned on July 15th that it remains “status quo.”
2

Eric Gelinas

D, New Jersey/Albany Devils

Arguably the most important person to lock up from here on out, Eric still hasn’t received a contract. I think 1-way vs. 2-way is a big problem with these negotiations and maybe there will be a deal where one year he is 2-way but the next is 1-way. As usual, Lamoriello has commented on this situation with “status quo.”
3

Scott Timmins

F, Albany Devils

Timmins now moves up the ladder with Josefson coming off the board. After an impressive season in Albany, Timmins will look to maybe springboard into the NHL picture towards the end of the season. He is definitely on the back burner until a decision is made with Carter and Gelinas.
4

Brandon Burlon

D, Albany Devils

Burlon, like Timmins, will have to wait his turn. He will be locked up but time will tell when that will actually happen. It will be interesting to see the structure of his contract when it comes to his NHL salary. It could prove to be an extra incentive to make that final hurdle.
5

Mike Hoeffel

F, Albany Devils

Hoeffel will obviously be the priority when everyone above is taken care of for the most part. Hoeffel had a decent season and has steadily improved since his professional debut. He certainly has more to prove with even a 1-year contract.

Stay tuned to Pucks and Pitchforks for more NJ Devils Free Agency news.

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