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Devils Bring In New Faces

Last week, the Devils checked off another box on their summer to-do list: get a goalie.

Jacob Markstrom was traded from the Calgary Flames to the New Jersey Devils, and Kevin Bahl and a first-round selection in the 2025 NHL Draft were sent the other way. Calgary retained 31.25% of Markstrom’s remaining contract. He has two years left on his six-year deal with a $6-million AAV.

Just this past season, there were rumors about Markstrom joining New Jersey around the trade deadline, but those plans fell through.

The 34-year-old goaltender joins New Jersey after spending four seasons with the Calgary Flames. During this tenure, he posted a .907% save percentage and a record of 105-78-25. He also placed second in Vezina Trophy voting in the 2021-22 season.

He has a record of 2-15-196-57 in his entire career with a .909% save percentage. He has played for the Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, and the Calgary Flames.

Markstrom will be the Devils' starting goaltender, as they have lacked a goalie they can count on throughout the past few seasons.

New Jersey did not stop there, as they made a minor league trade just after the Markstrom trade. Forward Adam Beckman from the Minnesota Wild has joined New Jersey in exchange for Graeme Clarke.

Beckman has played 23 career NHL games at age 23. In those 23 games, he has recorded three assists and has 14 penalty minutes.

Clarke has been with the Devils minor league team for four seasons after being selected 80th overall in the 2019 draft.

Beckman will have the opportunity to try to crack the NHL roster at this upcoming camp.

The Devils will continue to make moves this offseason as the offseason is just truly beginning. What other big moves will the Devils make?

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