The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Scott Clemmensen to a one-year two-way contract.
The 36-year old spent the last six seasons with the Florida Panthers and their AHL team, the San Antonio Rampage. Clemmensen was originally drafted by the Devils in 1997 and has already spent seven seasons with New Jersey.
In the 2013-2014 season he played in 17 games with Florida and had a 6-7-1 record.
He spent most of his first four years with the Albany Devils (the NJ Devils AHL team) but eventually accumulated a 73-59-23 record in his 188 games that he played in New Jersey, Toronto and Florida. In addition, he had seven shutouts and a 2.77 goals-against average.
In New Jersey alone, Clemmenson played in 65 games with a 40-39-18 record. He also had three shutouts and a 2.88 goals-against average.
Earlier, President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello said that he was looking to sign a veteran goalie to backup Cory Schneider. However, he hopes that Keith Kinkaid, another Albany Devil, will be able to take the job as Schneider’s main backup. With the signing of a veteran goalie, it appears that long-time-Devil and Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur will be moving on to another team for the upcoming year.
The Devils are also working on signing Cory Schneider to an extension past the 2014-2015 season.