Devils Re-Sign Adam Larsson

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenceman Adam Larsson to a six-year deal worth a reported $25 million ($4.167 million AAV).

Larsson has spent his entire NHL career with New Jersey. The Devils took Larsson with their first round pick, fourth overall, in the 2011 NHL draft.

The following is a press release courtesy of the National Hockey League. 

Devils sign defenseman Larsson to six-year contract

The New Jersey Devils on Saturday re-signed defenseman Adam Larsson, a restricted free agent, to a six-year contract. The $25 million deal has an average annual value of $4,166,667.

Larsson was scheduled for arbitration on July 29. General manager Ray Shero said earlier this week he was confident a deal could be reached before the hearing.

Larsson, 22, led New Jersey defensemen and had NHL career-highs in assists (21) and points (24) in 65 games last season, his fourth since coming to North America after being selected with the No. 4 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.

He split the previous two seasons, 2012-13 and 2013-14, between New Jersey and the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League after spending all of the 2011-12 season with New Jersey, producing two goals and 18 points in 65 games.

The native of Skelleftea, Sweden, spent two professional seasons with his hometown club, Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League, prior to being drafted.

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Main Photo Caption: NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 20: Adam Larsson #5 of the New Jersey Devils takes the puck in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks on February 20, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.The New Jersey Devils defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)