Vice President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announce today that the team has
signed defenseman Michael Vukojevic to a three-year entry level deal that will
start with the 2021-22 season.
was the Devils’ third round pick (their fifth pick of the Draft), 82nd
overall in the 2019 Draft.
was born in Croatia, but moved to Oakville, Ontario at two years old. He spent
the 2017-18 through 2019-20 seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario
Hockey League. He had career highs in the 2019-20 season in points with 30 and
goals with five.
He is a left-handed
shooting d-man who has been with the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League
during the OHL’s pause this season.
he has one goal and four assists (five points) and ten PIM.
6-feet, 3-inches tall and 210 pounds. He has represented Canada internationally
on the Under-18 team in 2019 at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. In that tournament, he and
his current Binghamton teammate Graeme Clarke won gold with the Canadian team.
Devils announced that they have signed Dawson Mercer, the club’s second 2020 first
round draft pick (18th overall), to a three-year, entry-level contract.
of Carbonear, Newfoundland will be a Devil for three years, barring a trade.
turned 19-years-old on October 27 and will be participating in the 2021 World
Junior Championship, representing Canada in Edmonton. According to the press
release put out by the Devils today, Mercer is one of six returning players for
Team Canada. He won a gold medal at last year’s tournament.
played junior hockey with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec League where
he wore a letter on his jersey, being named an alternate captain according to the
press release. Last season, he played for both the Drummondville Voltigeurs and
the Sags, notching 24 goals and 36 assists for 60 points in 42 games spread between
the two teams.
Mercer was named the recipient of the Michael Bossy Trophy (“awarded annually to
a player in the QMJHL judged to be the best professional prospect”) an award
won in 2017 by Nico HIschier when he was a member of the Halifax Mooseheads.
Of the seven
players drafted by an NHL team from Newfoundland and Labrador in the first
round, Mercer is the fourth highest pick according to the press release.