Newark, NJ, United States (4E Sports) – The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Cory Schneider to an seven year extension worth $42 million Wednesday.
Schneider, 28, was acquired by the Devils in a draft-day trade with the Vancouver Canucks in 2013.
He went 16-15-12 in 45 games with New Jersey last season, ranking third in the NHL with a 1.97 goals-against average while posting a .921 save percentage.
With future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur apparently on the way out of the Devils lineup, GM Lou Lamoriello said they are delighted to go from one great goaltender to another in Schneider.
The Devils will have either highly touted prospect Keith Kinkaid or veteran Scott Clemmensen as backup goalie.