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BREAKING: Major Sign & Trade Between Devils and Blue Jackets

When Jarmo Kekalainen emphasized defense, he wasn’t joking. He has now added a second defenseman to his off-season roster.

For the previous few years, Damon Severson has been a key member of the New Jersey Devils; yet, just as he was about to become a free agent and demand a sizable salary, he got traded.

The Devils have signed Severson to an intricate sign-and-trade deal worth $50 million over eight years, with an average annual value of $6.25 million.

After that, he will be dealt to the Blue Jackets for a third-round pick.

Ivan Provorov was recently acquired by Columbus, underscoring the team’s emphasis on defense.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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