The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Evan Cormier to a three-year, two-way deal that includes the 2018-19 season, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie. As it’s too early for teams to sign contracts that begin next year, the first year of this contract will be burned this season.
Back in June, the Devils opted to relinquish the rights to goaltender Evan Cormier, who they drafted in the fourth round (105th overall) back on 2016. That saw him start the year with the University of Guelph, playing 13 games there, posting a 2.27 GAA and a .926 save percentage there. However, injuries to Cory Schneider and Eddie Lack left them with limited depth so they convinced Cormier to leave the school and since a amateur tryout deal, one that he parlayed into an AHL contract to finish out the season after posting a 2.02 GAA and a .934 save percentage in seven games.
He hasn’t fared as well with the ECHLs Adirondack Thunder though as he has a 3.87 GAA and a .875 save percentage in six games with them so far this season. However, the Devils have seen enough from his thus far to officially bring him back into the organization.