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Devils re-sign Zidlicky to one-year, $3 million deal

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TSN.ca Staff
6/3/2014 4:44:38 PM
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The New Jersey Devils re-signed defenceman Marek Zidlicky to a new one-year, $3 million contract on Tuesday.

Zidlicky, 37, could also earn another $1 million in games played bonus if he plays 25 games next season. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Zidlicky is entering his fourth season with the Devils and 11th overall in the NHL. He finished first among the club's defenscemen and fifth on the team with 42 points last season, including 12 goals and 30 assists, while appearing in 81 games.

The rearguard also led the club with eight power play goals, 18 power play points and 60 penalty minutes. He has 18 goals and 51 assists for 69 points and 108 penalty minutes in 151 games as a Devil since being acquired from Minnesota on February 24, 2012.

Zidlicky has career totals of 78 goals and 289 assists for 367 points and 604 penalty minutes in 699 games with Nashville, Minnesota and New Jersey.
 
Since entering the league in 2003-04, he ranks 12th in games played, 15th in goals, tied for ninth in assists, 11th in points and tied for fourth with 53 power play goals among all NHL defencemen.

David Clarkson Marek Zidlicky (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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