New Jersey Devils re-sign goalie Mackenzie Blackwood to 3-year deal


NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free-agent goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to a three-year, $8.4 million contract. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deal for the Devils' No. 1 goaltender.

Blackwood will earn $1.48 million this coming season. His salary will jump to $2.8 million the following season and $4.12 million in 2022-23.

Blackwood posted a 22-14-8 record with a 2.77 goals-against average and three shutouts in a season that was paused because of the COVID-19 pandemic and later restarted by going straight into the playoffs with 24 teams. The recently turned 24-year-old had a .915 save percentage.

The Devils went 28-29-12, missing the playoffs.

Blackwood will be backed up by veteran goalie Corey Crawford, who signed a two-year, $7.8 million deal with New Jersey this offseason after 17 years in Chicago.

The Devils parted ways with longtime netminder Cory Schneider via buyout in October.


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