Three Players Sign Two-Way Deals with the Devils

I’ve been fooling around with the auto-post feature on the site, so this was actually written around 1 PM earlier today and should get up a little bit after 6 PM tonight. Just something I wanted to try that might be of use later on, so this is more of a test.

Anyway, Amanda Stein took to the “Inside the Devils Blog” today to announce that New Jersey General Manager Tom Fitzgerald has announced the re-signing of three players to two-way contracts.

Those three players are Brett Seney, Binghamton Devils captain Ben Street and Josh Jacobs.

Seney, a forward who has played in 51 games at the NHL level in 2018-19 and two in 2019-20 according to Stein, signed a one-year, two-way contract that is worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 in the American Hockey League. Stein reports that he was Binghamton’s leading scorer with 19 goals, 25 assists and 44 points over 61 AHL games. The 19 goals scored were a career-high mark for him.

Street, who Stein notes was named captain of the B-Devils last season also signed a two-way, one-year deal which is worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $425,000 in the American League. Street was second on Binghamton in scoring, notching 15 goals and 27 assists equaling 42 points over 49 games. Both Seney and Street played a big part in the Binghamton Devils’ success last AHL season prior to the cancelation from an offensive standpoint.

Someone who was big in a defensive role was Josh Jacobs. The Binghamton blueliner signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 in the AHL. He has nine goals, 44 assists and 53 points in his AHL career noted Stein. She also said that while he has spent the bulk of his career in the AHL, playing 54 games there last year, for instance, he has played in two NHL games, suiting up for the New Jersey club in 2019-20.

Street is Binghamton’s AHL Man of the Year Nominee

The Binghamton Devils have named their IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. He is their captain, Ben Street. He received the award due to “his outstanding contributions to the Binghamton community during the 2019-20 season.”

According to the Binghamton website, “Street has committed over 20 hours of community service, attending events such as talking with local youth hockey players and meeting with fans. He spearheaded a shopping tripe with his team, who purchased over $400 of food to donate to an annual food drive (Fill the Food-A-Bago).”

He also, along with his wife, “brought the team together to donate Christmas presents to over 20 children in need for the local Family Enrichment network during the holidays, as well as attending the Toys-for-Tots Spaghetti Dinner where he served spaghetti in return for donated toys.”

Street now becomes the Binghamton Devils’ finalist “for the AHL’s 2019-20 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, honoring the overall IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year.” The final award will be named by the AHL “at a later date.”

In some sadder news, I also wanted to pay respects to two people involved with the Devils from the beginning who recently passed away due to COVID-19.

The first is Judge John A. Conte, who died back in early April. Judge Conte was a Bergen County Superior Court Judge who was a fan and season ticket holder for the Devils since they arrived in East Rutherford in 1982.

He was also known for taking Devils rookies into his home as a way to get the young players adjusted to life in the Garden State. These players included Ken Daneyko, Craig Wolanin, Brendan Shanahan and Scott Niedermayer.

Judge Conte was 83 when he passed.

Another close member of the Devils family who passed away was Dr. Barry Fisher. He was the Devils’ team orthopedist from 1982 to 2015.

Dr. Fisher has his name on the Stanley Cup as a member of the team’s medical staff in 1995, 2000 and 2003.

Dr. Fisher died on April 17 from COVID-19 related issues and was 69 years old.