On the verge of becoming a free agent, Ryan Carter opted to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils, the team he played for most of last season.
Carter began the year with the Florida Panthers but was waived just seven games into the season. The Devils claimed him, and the former Minnesota State forward found a role as a fourth-line center, grinding playing D and occasionally fighting.
Carter had a tremendous postseason, scoring five goals as New Jersey advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals where they fell to the Los Angeles Kings.
According to a tweet the agency representing Carter, Sheehy Hockey, Carter signed a two-year deal.