2016-17 New Jersey Devils Season in Review

Attached below is the 2016-17 New Jersey Devils Season in Review.

2016-17 New Jersey Devils Season in Review

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Devils Sign Forward Jesper Bratt

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Jesper Bratt to a three-year, entry-level contract.  Bratt was New Jersey’s eighth choice (sixth round), 162nd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.  The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Bratt, 18, spent the last four seasons, 2013-17, in Sweden with the AIK organization.  In 2016-17 he skated in 46 games with AIK’s Allsvenskan league club, scoring six goals, 16 assists for a career-high 22 points and six penalty minutes.  The left-shooting forward also notched one goal and one assist in eight post-season qualification games for the club.  Additionally, Bratt played in one contest for AIK’s under-20 junior squad, notching one assist.  The Stockholm-native represented his country in international competition for Sweden’s under-19 and under-20 teams, scoring a combined three goals and four assists for seven points in 10 games.

The 5-10, 175lb. winger has played in 95 career games in the Allsvenskan league, scoring 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points and 12 penalty minutes.  In 2015-16, he won Silver Medals with Team Sweden at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and at the under-18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND.

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Devils Re-Sign D Viktor Loov

The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Viktor Loov (pronounced “LUHV”) to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Loov, 24, spent the 2016-17 season in the American Hockey League between the Albany Devils and Toronto Marlies.  He was acquired by New Jersey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Sergey Kalinin on February 18, 2017.  The blueliner played in 10 regular-season games with Albany and in three Calder Cup Playoff matches before the A-Devils were eliminated in the first round by the Toronto Marlies in four games.

Through 180 career AHL contests, the 6-2, 210lb. rearguard has posted 11 goals, 31 assists, 42 points and 133 penalty minutes, while accumulating a +24 rating.

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Ray Shero on TSN Toronto 1050

Ray Shero was a guest on TSN Toronto’s Leafs Lunch with Andi Petrillo, Gord Miller and Mark Roe. The Devils draft lottery victory and plans for the future were discussed.

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Ray Shero on NHL Tonight

Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero called in to NHL Tonight to discuss winning the NHL Draft Lottery and how it impacts the organization.

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