Devils Sign Baddock

According to the Devils official website, the team has come to terms on a three-year two-way entry-level contract with Brandon Baddock, their sixth round (161st overall) pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

The site reports the announcement was made by Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero on Wednesday.

Baddock is a 6-foot 3-inch, 215-pound 21-year-old forward who played the last four years in the Junior A Western Hockey League for the Edmonton Oil Kings, of whom he served as captain in 2015-16.

He had a career-high 22 goals, 13 assists for 35 points last year to go with 143 penalty minutes all in 68 games for the Oil Kings. This information all comes out of the Devils’ press release.

The site also mentions that Baddock won a WHL championship as well as a Memorial Cup with the Oil Kings in 2013-14.

Over his junior career, he had 54 goals, 49 assists, 103 points with 480 penalty minutes over 255 games.

He hails from Vermilion, Alberta.

Another instance of the Devils shoring up their draft picks going into training camp. It will be interesting to see if he can have a good camp and break the Devils’ lineup or if he were to begin the year in Albany for more seasoning.

Good luck to him as he enters Devils camp later this summer.