New Jersey Devils Re-sign Travis Zajac
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
In between periods of the scrimmage taking place between the New Jersey Devils and their AHL affiliate, Lou Lamoriello announced that forward Travis Zajac has signed a long term contract extension.
The contract is reportedly eight-years worth $46M, with a cap hit of $5.75M per season, starting in the 2013-2014 season. The length of Zajac’s contract would be the max a player can get when re-signing with his current NHL team under the new CBA.
The Winnipeg native has 91 goals and 164 assists in his tenure with the Devils since appearing in his first NHL game in 2006. Zajac was the 20th overall draft pick in 2004.
Zajac is the last man standing from a top-producing line the Devils once had, dubbed “ZZ-Pops” where he played with Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner.