Devils sign Marek Zidlicky
The Devils on Wednesday announced they have signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a new contract. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.
Zidlicky, 36, was the Devils' top-scoring defenseman last season with 19 points on four goals and 15 assists. He ranked fourth on the club in both shots (101) and average time on ice (20:59).
Zidlicky, who was one of two Devils blue liners (Andy Greene) to play in all 48 contests, made his 600th NHL appearance on March 19 vs. the Rangers.
Acquired from Minnesota on Feb. 24, 2012 for Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux and a second-round pick, Zidlicky tallied two goals and six assists in 22 games with the Devils in 2011-12. He added a goal and eight assists in 24 postseason games during New Jersey's run to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.
The native of Most, Czech Rep., has six goals and 21 assists in 70 games as a Devil, and 66 goals, 259 assists in 618 career contests, overall. He was the Rangers' sixth-round pick, 176th overall, in 2001.