Devils re-sign veteran forward to multi-year contract extension

Published June 23, 2023 at 2:04 PM

The New Jersey Devils announced on Friday that they've agreed to terms on a three-year contract with veteran forward Erik Haula.

Haula's new deal is worth $9.45 million, with an average annual value of $3.15 million. The breakdown of Haula's contract will see him earn $3.9 million in year one, $3.15 million in the second year and $2.4 million in the final year.

"When I traded for Erik, we talked about how he was the type of player that we needed to help us continue to move the group forward," said Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald. "He played key minutes in all situations throughout the season- power play, penalty kill, taking faceoffs- and provided leadership for our team. At the end of the season, he told me how much he wanted to be a part of what we are building here in New Jersey, and I'm glad we could quickly get a deal done that gives him a place to lay down roots with his family."

Haula, a native of Pori, Finland, was traded to the Devils on the opening day of free agency in July 2022 from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Pavel Zacha. In 80 games this past season, Haula recorded 41 points (14 goals, 27 assists), 47 penalty minutes and was a plus-13. He went on to add six points in 12 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Devils re-sign veteran forward to multi-year contract extension

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