The New Jersey Devils have re-signed center Travis Zajac to an eight-year, $46 million contract extension, worth an average annual cap hit of $5.75 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Zajac, 27, was eligible for unrestricted free agency this July. Having lost Zach Parise to free agency last summer, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello wasn’t going to risk losing Zajac, his first line center. While the term limit for NHL contracts under the new CBA was seven years, I  believe it is eight years for players who are re-signed by their teams. In any case, it’s an affordable move by the Devils, getting him under a reasonable cap hit. Zajac missed all but 15 regular season games last season to an Achilles injury, but rebounded with a solid effort in the playoffs, with 14 points in 24 games.  

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2 Responses to Devils Re-sign Zajac.

  1. Peterman says:

    Wow, $5.75M?!? Back to business as usual for the owners…

  2. JJB says:

    Cap hit the Devil’s can easily afford being over $8,000,000 under next seasons cap. Might prove to be too much, but to restore faith in the team, the fans, and players, plus lock up one of their better two way players it was worth it. Less than a $2,000,000/y raise on what he was making. If anything $.250k too high, more so when looking at comparable centres I’m looking at your Grabovski.

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