The New Jersey Devils have re-signed goaltender Cory Schneider to a multi-year contract.
While the official terms have not been released yet, The Bergen Record reported that the contract is for seven years at $6 million per year.
President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello made it known that signing Schneider was a top priority. He would have been a free agent after the 2014-2015 season.
“With today’s signing, we have solidified our goaltending for the present and the future. Cory demonstrated throughout the year what he could bring to our organization, both on and off the ice,” Lamoriello said.
Last year was Schneider’s first season with the Devils after Vancouver traded him to New Jersey during the 2014 draft. As a backup to goalie Martin Brodeur, Schneider had a 16-15-12 record in 45 games played. He also recorded a 1.97 goals against average, which was third in the league.
For most of his time spent in Vancouver, he split games with goaltender Roberto Luongo. In his five years with Vancouver, he accumulated a 55-26-8 record in his 98 games played.
His 45 games played with NJ last season was a career high. This upcoming season will be the 28-year-old’s first opportunity as an undisputed number one goaltender.
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