Last offseason, the Devils signed Brett Seney and Josh Jacobs to one-year deals to see if they could make a jump and show themselves as NHL regulars. Jacobs, as we said, failed in his goal. Seney actually had higher hopes because the Devils gave him a legit shot the season before. In 2018-19, Seney played 51 games in the NHL. In 19-20, he played two games in the NHL. Last season, he never made an NHL appearance despite so many injuries, sickness, and sending all veterans out the door at the trade deadline.
The writing was on the wall. It didn’t help that Seney was struggling with a young B-Devils team. He had 44 points in the AHL two seasons ago, but that dropped all the way to 10 points in 30 games. Something was just off with Seney, and his opportunity had officially dried up as the Devils relied more on the young, promising prospects over a player like Seney.
Seney was one of the smaller forwards that seem to be a thing of the past for this franchise. He was built in the Brian Gionta mold, but he just didn’t produce like him. He’s a former 6th-round pick, so he’s already doing better than most of the players picked near him.
He signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ franchise this offseason. It seems like a move to bring a veteran in for the Marlies. The Leafs are stacked at the forward position, so it’s not likely we see Seney making the Devils pay for letting him go anytime soon.