Today the Devils announced the re-signing of goaltender Scott Wedgewood. He signed a one-year, two-way contract. The deal is worth $825,000 at the NHL level and $375,000 in the AHL.
The 28-year-old goalie was 3-8-3 last year over 16 games – 15 of them starts according to the press release put out by the Devils. He ended 2020-21 with a 3.11 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. The presser also noted that he set a career best with two shutouts. He was ultimately named the Devils’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2021. He was chosen as such by “the New Jersey members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.”
Over Wedgewood’s three years in the NHL, he has posted a 10-18-8 record (40 games – 36 of them starts) and a 3.07 GAA and .902 save percentage. He also has four shutouts.
In 2019-20, while with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization (spending the majority of the year with the AHL Syracuse Crunch), he won a Stanley Cup as the Bolts’ third goalie in the bubble.
Wedgewood has played in the Devils’ organization (he was picked 84th overall in the third round with New Jersey’s second choice in the 2010 Draft. He played in the Ontario Hockey League for four years with the Plymouth Whalers before moving on to the Trenton Devils of the ECHL and the Albany/Binghamton Devils of the American League.
In the AHL, he has a career 51-36-16 record with eight shutouts and a 2.45 GAA and .906 save percentage over 190 games.
He made his NHL Devils debut during the 2015-16 season and went 2-2-0 over four games with one shutout and a 1.25 GAA and a .957 save percentage.
The Brampton, Ontario-native was dealt to the Arizona Coyotes on October 28, 2017, for the ‘Yotes’ fifth-round pick in 2018 according to the press release.
Internationally, he played for Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning a bronze.
But, as one person is back in the fold for the Devils, the organization is losing another in the front office.
Director of player and team development, Aimee Kimball left the Devils back on July 2.
She announced via Twitter that she “made the hard decision to leave a great org, but I have goals that superseded available opportunities so I’m testing free agency.”
She noted in her post that she has “15 years of NHL experience, 2 Stanley Cups” which she won while with the Penguins, and “a PhD, and a strong desire to help a team go from potential to dominance.”