The New Jersey Devils have announced the contract for A.J. Greer that was reported yesterday, but he’s not alone. Marian Studenic has also signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $750K at the NHL level.
Studenic, 22, made his NHL debut this season, playing eight games for the Devils. The fifth-round pick opened some eyes while playing back in Slovakia, showing just how far he’s come from his junior-age days. In 25 games with Bratislava before returning to North America he scored 15 points, tying the mark he had early in his career in far fewer games.
Now he’ll be in the mix for games with New Jersey next season, given how little they did to change the forward group heading into the season. Just six forwards in the entire organization are signed to one-way contracts, meaning there will be plenty of competition for playing time among their young prospect group.