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Catching up with... Bryce Salvador

Stay-at-home defender eager to begin first full season as a Devil

Friday, 08.1.2008 / 12:43 PM ET / Features
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Catching up with... Bryce Salvador
Salvador's NHL totals include 16 goals and 47 assists in 455 games.
newjerseydevils.com – It has been a little more than five months since he got to New Jersey, and Bryce Salvador is already eager to start his first full season as a Devil.

The 6-2, 220-lb. defenseman arrived via trade from St. Louis last February, but was limited by a sore foot to just eight regular season games before hitting the ice in the playoffs.

After re-signing with the Devils on July 1, Salvador has spent part of his summer transitioning into New Jersey life.

Now that training camp is just a few weeks away, the native of Brandon, Manitoba, recently stopped by Prudential Center and shared some details on his activities this offseason.

Salvador: This has been a busy summer, but busy in a good way.

My family and I traveled to Canada for about a month to visit family and friends, and I had a chance to join a couple of my former teammates, Barrett Jackman and Jamal Mayers, at a hockey training academy that we run for kids.  Between that and trying to find a place and get things organized here in New Jersey, we've had a lot going on.

I'm excited to be coming into my first Devils training camp. I'm looking forward to be able to come in this time at the start of the season instead of getting here towards the end like I did last year. I can spend more time with the guys and get to know the group a little bit better.

It's hard not to be thrilled about this season with Brian Rolston and Bobby Holik coming here. Those are two big acquisitions, and I was excited to see it. It shows that management here has a real commitment to the fans. This organization means business, and we want to win. It's great when you sign here then see moves to improve the team.

I enjoyed my time here at the end of the season, and I was fortunate enough that I was traded to a good organization. I was able to see how they ran things here, and it made it easy to decide on staying in New Jersey.

My family's excited to begin this new chapter in our lives.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59