The New Jersey Devils announced they have signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal is worth $700K at the NHL level and $200K at the AHL level with the likely expectation of him taking up the team’s starting goaltender in Binghamton.
Wedgewood will be making his return to the Devils’ franchise after starting his career there. The 28-year-old netminder was drafted by New Jersey in the third round back in 2010 and played within the organization until he was traded to Arizona in 2017. He spent most of that time with the Albany Devils, but did get four NHL appearances in 2015-16. He made 20 appearances with the Coyotes, but then was traded again to the Los Angeles Kings as part of the Darcy Kuemper deal. He then signed with the Buffalo Sabres for the 2018-19 season and then the Tampa Bay Lightning for this past season. He didn’t make an NHL appearances, but was the Lightnings’ third goaltender in the bubble for the team’s Stanley Cup Championship run.
Wedgewood spent last season with the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL where he struggled in 26 games there, posting a 3.01 GAA and a .893 save percentage, although he did perform much better with the Rochester Americans in 2018-19 where he appeared in 48 games with a 2.68 GAA and a .908 save percentage.