The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Damon Severson to a six-year contract worth $25-million (average annual salary of $4,166,700). The contract breakdown is as follows: 2017-18: $2,500,000; 2018-19: $3,000,000; 2019-20: $4,675,000; 2020-21: $4,675,000; 2021-22: $5,050,000; 2022-23: $5,100,000. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
“We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season,” said Shero. “Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club and he is a young defenseman that we are excited to work with. This deal shows our ownership’s commitment in what we continue to build here. We look forward to helping Damon continue to grow and develop as a player.”
Severson, 23, completed his third-full professional season in 2016-17 and spent the entire campaign at the NHL level with New Jersey. The right-shooting blueliner set new career-highs with 28 assists, 31 points and 125 shots in 80 regular-season games played. He led all New Jersey defensemen in assists and points.
Damon will be available on a conference call to all media later today. Details to follow.