Devils sign D Severson to 6-year, $25M contract
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(TSX / STATS) -- The New Jersey Devils signed defenseman Damon Severson to a six-year, $25 million contract through the 2022-23 season.
The team announced Monday that Severson's deal will have an average annual salary of $4,166,700.
The 23-year-old Severson will earn $2.5 million in 2017-18, followed by the seasons worth $3 million, $4.675 million (two years), $5.050 million and $5.1 million.
"We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season," Devils general manager Ray Shero said in a statement. "Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club and he is a young defenseman that we are excited to work with. This deal shows our ownership's commitment in what we continue to build here. We look forward to helping Damon continue to grow and develop as a player."
Severson completed his third NHL season in 2016-17, setting career highs with 28 assists, 31 points and 125 shots on goal in 80 regular-season games. He led all New Jersey defensemen in assists and points.
The Devils selected Severson in the second round (60th overall) of the 2012 NHL draft. He owns 69 points (nine goals, 60 assists) in 203 games in three seasons.
Updated September 11, 2017