Tatar signs two-year, $9 million contract with Devils


Tomas Tatar signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $4.5 million.

The 30-year-old forward, who was an unrestricted free agent, scored 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 50 regular-season games with the Montreal Canadiens last season, and had one assist in five Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round (No. 60) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Tatar has scored 377 points (176 goals, 201 assists) in 625 regular-season games with the Canadiens, Vegas Golden Knights and Red Wings, and 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 40 playoff games.

Prior to last season, Tatar had scored at least 20 goals in six straight seasons.

New Jersey also signed forward Yegor Sharangovich to a two-year, $4 million contract ($2 million AAV) Thursday. The 23-year-old, who was a restricted free agent, scored 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 54 games with the Devils last season, ranking fourth among NHL rookies in goals and points.

Selected by New Jersey in the fifth round (No. 141) of the 2018 NHL Draft, Sharangovich scored three points (two goals, one assist) in seven games for Belarus at the 2021 IIHF World Championship.

The Devils signed defenseman Dougie Hamilton to a seven-year, $63 million contract ($9 million AAV) and goalie Jonathan Bernier to a two-year, $8.25 million contract ($4.125 AAV) on July 28.

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