The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Blake Speers and defenseman Colton White to three-year, entry-level contracts. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Speers, 19, spent the last three seasons with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL), where he led the Greyhounds in scoring with career highs in all offensive categories (26g-48a-74pts), while dressing in all of the club’s 68 games. He was named as team captain last season and led the team (tie) with six goals (10pts) in 12 OHL Playoff games. Speers was named OHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 20, where he netted three goals and had five assists for eight points in three games. Speers also served the Greyhounds as an alternate captain in the 2014-15 season.
White, 19, was Speers’ teammate for the last three seasons at the Soo, where he led the Greyhounds’ defensemen with a career high nine goals and had career highs with 26 assists and 35 points while dressing in all of the club’s 68 games. He was named as an alternate captain last season and scored one goal and two assists in 12 OHL Playoff games.
Both skated with the team at this past weekend’s Prospects Challenge in Buffalo.
Attached and below, please find the complete release.
Also a picture of them signing their contracts is on @NJDevils Twitter: https://twitter.com/NJDevils/status/778621897986732033