Yahoo Sports – The New Jersey Devils signed goaltender Cory Schneider to a seven year, $42 million contract extension.
”The first word that comes to mind is excitement,” Schneider said on Wednesday. ”I always wanted to be a New Jersey Devils goaltender for a long time. I think it’s something we both wanted to get done.
”We were both on the same page. They showed a tremendous commitment to me and I’m glad to see that we got it done. I didn’t need to hear about free agency. I knew how the Devils felt about me. They believed in me and had faith in me. I just wanted to be here.”
The 28-year-old Schneider would have been an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season, but this contract keeps him with New Jersey through the 2021-22 season.
It’s the longest contract given to a Devils goaltender.
And the Devils finally lock in Schneider long term. This move was expected from Lou since year end and it’s nice that it’s done. Proud to have Cory in between the pipes for the foreseeable future.Follow @gregmustillo