Devils Re-Sign Johan Hedberg to One Year Deal

The Devils have reportedly agreed to a one year deal with back-up goaltender Johan Hedberg who became a UFA at noon today. Hedberg played the 2010-2011 season with the Devils going 15-12-2 with a 2.38 GAA, .912 save percentage and 3 shutouts. We are still waiting to hear the financial terms of both this deal and the 4 year deal with defenseman Andy Greene.

Barring a ridiculously high contract amount, signing Hedberg to one more year isn’t a bad signing, in and of itself. He certainly demonstrated that he can step up when needed and when he wants to. He’s a class act who slid seamlessly into the role of back-up goaltender after he was used to being the starting goaltender in Atlanta. Also, playing back-up to Martin Brodeur doesn’t come without its own pressures. Personally, I would have loved to have seen Lou Lamoriello sign a successor to Brodeur (whose current contract is up at the end of the 2012 season).


Hedberg’s 2.38 GAA and .912 Save % from last season with the Devils are his career best. Hopefully, he’ll improve even more this season.

About Darren

Darren is a long time fan of the New Jersey Devils and had been covering the New Jersey Devils for various websites before starting up Running With The Devils in the fall of 2009.