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The Devils have signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a three-year entry level contract worth a total of $1.92 million.

Wedgewood, a 19-year-old native of Etobicoke, Ontario, was a New Jersey 2010 third-round draft pick, picked 84th overall.

In 42 games this season with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers, Wedgewood has registered a 28-9-2-1 record with a 2.97 goals-against average, with three shutouts.

Wedgewood also helped Team Canada with the bronze medal at the 2012 World Junior championships, going 2-0-0 with a 2.42 GAA, .916 save percentage and one shutout in three appearances. He wasn’t able to bring Canada to the gold medal game, but he still had a decent performance.

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Jeff Frazee

Posted: March 4, 2012 by Steven Ellis in New Jersey Devils

The Good: Frazee has average, but good enough size for the position. He is an athletic goaltender who covers a lot of ground due to his outstanding flexibility. While his development has stalled somewhat due to an inability to stay healthy and get into a rhythm of playing regularly, his game reading skills, calmness under siege and puck handling skills have all shown improvement since turning pro after his junior season at the University of Minnesota. “Freezy” has excellent concentration and is capable of playing a steady game in goal. He also boasts good team skills and is relatively low-maintenance. (more…)

New Jersey Devils Depth Chart

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Depth Charts, New Jersey Devils

  1.  Martin Broduer
  2. Johan Hedberg
  3. Jeff Frazee
  4. Keith Kinkaid
  5. Maxime Clermont
  6. Scott Wedgewood

Johan Hedberg

Posted: January 16, 2012 by Steven Ellis in New Jersey Devils
 

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America

The Good: Johan Hedberg works his [rear end] off and is just a  great locker room guy. Every single person likes his love for the game.  He plays with both poise and passion between the pipes. Just like Martin Broduer, Hedberg can make a spectacular save look routine. He can, and has so far this season,  fill in as a starting goalie in a pinch. He is a hybrid goalie with good reflexes and a nice, quick glove hand. He uses his stick well to break up plays around the net, something Brodeur also does very well. He plays well under pressure and doesn’t get flustered easily. There are a ton of similarities between Hedberg and Brodeur, but Broduer is still the much better goalie. Hedberg has made the most with every single team he has been on, and at a cheap price ($1,250,000), he is definetly a good bang for your buck. Again, just like Brodeur, Hedberg is one of the leagues best puck handlers.  (more…)

Martin Brodeur

Posted: January 16, 2012 by Steven Ellis in New Jersey Devils
 

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

The Good: Brodeur is no question one of the greatest goaltenders ever to strap on a set of pads. He is NHL’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts, surpassing former Hab/Av Patrick Roy just a few seasons ago. Brodeur is the youngest goaltender in NHL history to reach the 300, 400 and 500 regular season win plateaus, and is the only goaltender to reach 600 regular season wins. He is simply one of the best puck-handling goaltenders of all time, with 2 GOALS and 35 assists. He had the ability to dominate every single contest he was in with outstanding performances, sometimes stopping 40+ shots. He excels in games with low shot totals, due to superior concentration, and considering he played for the New Jersey Devils during their neutral zone trap days, this happened many times. He can play any style required, but he does an excellent job playing the stand up style, something that is almost never used anymore. Brodeur can make some outstanding game saving stops. He’s a lock for the hall of fame.  (more…)