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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Devils Re-Sign D Viktor Loov