Restricted free agent defenseman Mirco Mueller has been brought back into the Devils’ fold, signing a one-year contract worth $1,400,000.
The 24-year-old blueliner returns after posting a goal and ten assists (11 points) in 2018-19. He also had 17 penalty minutes all in 53 games for New Jersey last year according to the press release put out by the Devils today.
Originally a San Jose Shark draft pick, Mueller is entering his fifth NHL season and third with the Devils. He was acquired by the Devils from the Sharks prior to the 2017-18 season along with San Jose’s fifth round pick in the 2017 Draft in exchange for the Devils’ second and fourth round picks in 2017 according to hockey-reference.com.
The native of Winterthur, Switzerland has played in 135 NHL regular season games, scoring three goals and 18 assists (21 points) and registering 38 penalty minutes – all according to the press release.
In other Devils organizational news, according to sportslogos.net’s Chris Creamer, the Devils’ ECHL affiliate has unveiled a logo for their fifth anniversary.
The Adirondack Thunder released the logo today, as this upcoming season (2019-2020) will mark their fifth season in Glens Falls, New York. They moved to the New York town after swapping spots with the AHL’s Adirondack Flames. The Flames moved west to become the Stockton Heat – based in California, and the Thunder (formerly the Stockton Thunder) moved east to take up residence in Glens Falls at the Civic Center (known as the Cool Insuring Arena).
They became a Devils affiliate two seasons ago after serving the Calgary Flames prior.
According to Creamer, the logo features “the club’s logo within a circle, the team name surrounding it and their establishment year of 2015 below. This design is placed on a large silver, beveled “V” – the Roman Numeral for 5, which it itself [sic] is encased within a red triangular shield. A black banner showing the current “2019-2020” season jets out on either side behind the shield.”
Creamer said that the Thunder will only be wearing this logo as a patch “on the shoulder of their third uniform, it will not be featured on their home or road sweaters.” He also said that the team “plans on having merchandise available with the logo in time for the season.”
To view the logo and to read more, please head over to sportslogos.net.