Devils UFA Signings – July 1, 2010

This post will attempt to follow all the Devils signings today. Continue to check back regularly for updates throughout the day!

Devils Re-Sign Rod Pelley

The Devils re-signed UFA center Rod Pelley. Contract details will follow.

Pelley played 63 games last season, tallying two goals and eight assists while playing on the fourth line. The team has expected him to fill the role of the departed John Madden, but Pelley has never seemed to work himself into that role.

 

Paul Martin Signs With Pittsburgh

The Devils will lose one of their two big-name unrestricted free agents today, as Paul Martin reportedly signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The defender missed most of last season with a broken forearm, sustained in a game against those Penguins.

Martin signed a 5 year, $25 million dollar deal.

 

Devils Sign Henrik Tallinder

Tallinder signed a 4 year,  $13.5 million dollar deal (3.375 per year).  Tallinder had 4 goal and 16 assists for the Sabres last season. Tallinder is by no means a replacement for Martin on the blue line because the game that both these guys play is completely different.

 

Anton Volchenkov Inks With NJ

Anton Volchenkov signed a deal with NJ for $25.5 million over 6 years. The deal is also rumored to have a No-Trade Clause. Volchenkov had 4 goals and 10 assists for the Ottawa Senators last season but is one of the best shot blocking defenseman available today.

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