Tuesday, August 11, 2015
2015 Draft Class Signings (Aug 11)
Let's take another top draft pick off the board of not being signed, as the number six overall pick in this past June's Entry Draft, Pavel Zacha, signed with the New Jersey Devils to the maximum 3-year entry-level deal. His cap hit before bonuses will be $925,000, assuming he makes the team in October.
The Devils are definitely one of those teams that are in need of an influx of new blood in their roster and between Zacha and John Quenneville, their 2014 1st round pick, they might be able to source out some new blood before too long. Zacha is a 6'3", 210 lbs. kid, already holding on to an NHL-sized frame, who has some reasonable offensive upside to his game.
I might want to throw some points in the projection column for these guys, given that, at this point, the Devils only have nine forwards on their projected roster.