5 Things We Learned In Tom Fitzgerald's Extension Press Conference

Tom Fitzgerald was asked timely questions impacting the New Jersey Devils both on and off the ice. These fives topics were the most important.
Dallas Stars v New Jersey Devils
Dallas Stars v New Jersey Devils / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
5 of 5

5. Tyler Toffoli extension talk

A reporter asked about both Dawson Mercer and Tyler Toffoli's expiring contracts. It sounds like nothing has even been established with Mercer's camp. Of course, since Mercer is a restricted free agent, there is no rush to get a deal done. He's coming off his entry-level contract, so there is nowhere he can go. He's not even arbitration eligible.

When it comes to Toffoli, it's sure an opportune time to bring it up. He scored a hat trick on Monday night, and his third goal came in overtime to win the game. Fitzgerald says he's had multiple conversations with Toffoli's agent (Pat Brisson, who happens to also be the agent for Jack and Luke Hughes).

"Is there a marriage here moving forward? I like Tyler Toffoli. I think he's been a really good add for this team because of his professionalism and his winning pedigree, but it is a business. "

Tom Fitzgerald

He went on to say he would meet with Brisson either during the break or right after it to see where Toffoli and his camp are at. We've heard before that he wants to find a home, and he has been good since he came here. He leads the team in goals, getting to 20 before everyone else Monday night.