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New Jersey signs three players

AHL's Lowell Devils add four to roster

Thursday, 07.17.2008 / 3:01 PM ET / News
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New Jersey signs three players
newjerseydevils.com – The New Jersey Devils today signed three players:  defenseman Jay Leach, and forwards Jon DiSalvatore and Chad Wiseman.  In addition, the AHL Lowell Devils signed four players:  defenseman Matt Cohen, and forwards Tyler Burton, Eric Castonguay, and Brad Mills.  The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello.  As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.

Leach, 28, joins the Devils after seeing action in 77 games last season with Norfolk (AHL), Tampa Bay (NHL), and Portland (AHL).  The 6-4, 220-lb defenseman will enter his eighth pro season in 2008-09, having previously played for Mississippi (ECHL), Springfield (AHL), Augusta (ECHL), Providence (AHL), Long Beach (ECHL), Bridgeport (AHL), and Trenton (ECHL).  Leach made his NHL debut with Boston in 2005-06.  Born September 2, 1979 in Syracuse, NY, he was Phoenix’s fifth choice and 115th overall selection in the 1998 Entry Draft.  Leach played four seasons at Providence College (HE) prior to his pro career.

DiSalvatore, 27, will enter his sixth pro season in 2008-09.  The 6-1, 200-lb. winger spent last season with San Antonio (AHL), recording 22 goals and 24 assists for 46 points and 46 penalty minutes in 66 appearances.  DiSalvatore made his NHL debut by appearing in five games with St. Louis in 2005-06.  He has also seen action with Cleveland (AHL), Worcester (AHL), and Peoria (AHL) during his pro career.  DiSalvatore was born March 30, 1981 in Bangor, ME.  He was San Jose’s second choice, 104th overall in 2000, and spent four seasons at Providence College.

Wiseman, 27, returns to North America after spending last season with Wolfsburg (Ger.).  The 6-1, 210-lb. native of Burlington, Ont. split the 2001-02 through 2006-07 seasons between the AHL and NHL with the San Jose, NY Rangers, and Washington organizations.  Wiseman saw action in nine NHL games from 2002-03 through 2005-06.  He was San Jose’s sixth choice and 246th overall selection in 2000.  Wiseman played his junior hockey at Mississauga and Plymouth (OHL).

Cohen, 22, rejoins the organization after appearing in 72 games with Trenton (ECHL) and three games with Lowell (AHL) last season.  The 6-1, 200-lb. defenseman compiled five goals and 17 assists for 22 points and 67 penalty minutes for the ECHL Devils in 2007-08.  Cohen appeared in nine games with Trenton in 2006-07 following the completion of his four-season collegiate career at Yale University (ECAC).  Born November 8, 1985 in New York City, he also spent two seasons with the United States Development Program.

Burton, 23, joined Lowell towards the end of 2007-08 campaign after four seasons at Colgate University (ECAC).  He recorded one goal and one assist for two points and two penalty minutes in six games with the AHL Devils.  Burton’s four seasons with the Red Raiders show 82 goals and 73 assists for 155 points and 158 penalty minutes in 158 appearances.  The 5-9, 180-lb. forward led the league with 23 goals and 41 points his senior season.  Burton was named to the ECAC’s First-All Star Team in 2006 and Second All-Star Team in 2007 and 2008.  He was born March 11, 1985 in Langley, B.C.

Castonguay, 20, recorded 20 goals and 27 assists for 47 points and 22 penalty minutes in 67 games with Trenton last season, while also appearing in two matches with Lowell.  The 5-11, 195-lb. winger joined the organization after three seasons with Lewiston (QMJHL).  Castonguay posted 72 goals and 89 assists for 161 points and 50 penalty minutes in 205 contests for the MAINEiacs, and was a member of its Memorial Cup-winning club in 2006-07.  He was born September 18, 1987 in Granby, Que.

Mills, 25, split the 2007-08 season between Trenton (26 games) and Lowell (16 games).  He first joined the organization by appearing in eight games with Lowell in 2006-07.  Mills spent four seasons at Yale University, compiling 26 goals and 35 assists for 61 points and 152 penalty minutes in 96 games played.  The 6-0, 195-lb. forward was born March 5, 1983 in Olds, Alta.

The American Hockey League’s Lowell Devils and the ECHL’s Trenton Devils are both owned and operated by the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils.

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