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New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Defenceman Jonas Siegenthaler

Jonas Siegenthaler

The New Jersey Devils announced Friday around noontime they have re-signed defenceman Jonas Siegenthaler to a two-year contract extension worth $2.250 million. The contract comes with a salary cap hit of $1.125 million.

Devils Re-Sign Jonas Siegenthaler

The Devils continue to re-sign depth players ahead of the expansion draft. This time it is defenceman Jonas Siegenthaler. The Devils acquired Sigenthaler from the Washington Capitals at the trade deadline.  New Jersey used the conditional third-round draft pick in 2021 they acquired from Arizona as part of the Taylor Hall. Siegenthaler played in eight games with the Devils this since as he missed time to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Prior to being traded, he played in seven games with the Capitals. Once the Devils season was over,  he joined Nico Hischier at the 2021 World Championships representing Switzerland.

Siegenthaler was originally drafted in the second round, 57th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft. During the 2019-20 season with the Capitals, Siegenthaler recorded nine points (two goals and seven assists) in 64 games. In addition, he played in seven contests during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Capitals. For his career, the Swiss defenceman has 13 points (two goals and 11 assists) in 105 career games.

Going Forward

The Devils signed Siegenthaler to be a part of their future. With the expansion draft coming up the Devils will have decisions to make on who they put on their protection. Siegenthaler should be one of three defencemen the Devils protect from Seattle. And if they do, he could see a consistent top-four role during the 2021-22 season and beyond. The Devils need a defenceman like him, especially on the penalty kill. He has shown he can eat minutes out there. He led the Capitals shorthanded minutes on average. So he can get the job done shorthanded.

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