Mar 31, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils center Jacob Josefson (16) celebrates with center Ryan Carter (20), and defenseman Adam Larsson (5) after scoring a goal during the third period against the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Panthers 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

NJ Devils Free Agency Top 5: Post Brandon Burlon Update

Brandon Burlon received a 2-year contract earlier last week to open up a spot on the Top 5 Devils Free Agents Remaining list for this year’s NJ Devils Free Agency class. Burlon received $1.125 million for the two years and will make 15 and 25 thousand dollars more in the AHL than he did last season.

Here is the updated list:

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

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

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.
5

David Wohlberg

F, Albany Devils

Wohlberg is the last person in this year’s NJ Devils Free Agency to sign. The other is Martin Brodeur, but we know he isn’t coming back. Harri Pesonen, Mattias Tedenby, and Alexander Urbom are listed as Restricted Free Agents since Lou wanted to keep them under the Devils brand should they decide to return from overseas. Wohlberg has never been one to score much since he made his professional debut and only has 21 points in 104 games with Albany. I admittedly don’t know much about Wohlberg but I do know that he raked in the points in the NCAA so he does (or is supposed to) have some scoring ability in him.

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