The Devils today announced that they have re-signed defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler. Siegenthaler was set to be a restricted free agent this summer.
The contract is an extension for two-years and is worth $2,250,000 with an average annual value (AAV) of $1,125,000. He is set to make $1,050,000 in 2021-22 and $1,200,000 in 2022-23.
Siegenthaler was acquired in a trade with the Washington Capitals in exchange for the Arizona Coyotes’ third-round pick in 2021. The pick was originally received from Arizona in the Taylor Hall deal (December 16, 2019) according to the press release put out by the Devils.
Siegenthaler played in six games for the Devils after being acquired, missing the most of the last two weeks of the season due to COVID-19 protocol. The press release notes that he appeared in seven games for the Capitals prior to being traded.
As well, he represented his native Switzerland in the 2021 IIHF World Championship this spring playing in seven games for the Swiss.
The press release notes that in 2019-20, he had two goals and seven assists, totaling nine points with the Caps. He also had 43 penalty minutes and led the Capitals “in shorthanded time on ice average (3:11)” over 64 games with Washington that season. In addition, he played in seven playoff games for the Caps in 2020.
The Zurich native has 105 total NHL games under his belt in three seasons. He has two goals and 11 assists (13 points) over those games to go with 57 PIMs. The press release says he has played in 11 playoff games over his career as well.
He was selected in the second round, the 57th overall pick in the 2015 Draft by the Capitals. He “played parts of four seasons (2014-15 to 2017-18)” with the Hershey Bears, Washington’s AHL affiliate.
Prior to his North American career, he played for ZSC of the National League A and GC Kusnacht in Switzerland. He has played for the Swiss internationally in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Junior Championship (where he was teammates with current Devils’ captain Nico Hischier in 2017), in addition to the 2020 World Championship. In 2017, he and Hischier led the Swiss WJC team in scoring – Hischier with four goals and three assists for seven points and Siegenthaler with one goal and three assists for six points.