The Devils signed defenseman Brandon Gormley back on July 28. Gormley, a free agent most recently with the Colorado Avalanche organization, was signed to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level according to Ray Shero through the Devils official site.
Gormley is a 24-year-old native of Murray River, Prince Edward Island and was drafted 13th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Coyotes. He was traded to Colorado last September and spent time between the Avs and the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. At the NHL level, he had one assist and eight penalty minutes, while with San Antonio, he had four goals, two assists for six points and 26 penalty minutes in 39 games for the AHL club.
Prior to being drafted, Gormley played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Moncton Wildcats and the Shawinigan Cataractes. He was a member of the QMJHL All-Rookie Team in 2008-09, the QMJHL Best Professional Prospect (the winner of the Mike Bossy Trophy) in 2009-10, a QMJHL Second Team All-Star in 2009-10 and 2010-11 and a member of the CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 2011-12. All this information comes from the Devils’ website.
Gormley has won during his career prior to the NHL level, including the 2010 QMJHL Championship with Moncton and the 2012 Memorial Cup with Shawinigan as well as a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2012 U20 World Junior Championship. In that tournament, he was a member of the All-Star Team, selected as a top three player on his team and was named the tournament’s Best Defenseman.
Gormley is six-foot, two-inches tall and 195-pounds. In his two seasons with his original NHL club, the Coyotes, he scored two goals and two assists in 32 games.