Devils snag Andreas Johnson in trade with Maple Leafs

The New Jersey Devils continued their offshore makeover on Saturday by receiving winger Andreas Johnson from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Joey Anderson.

The 25-year-old Johnson had eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 43 matches last season. He has been signed for three more years in a $ 3.4 million salary cap hit.

“Andreas is a hard-working, competitive guy who can move up and down the lineup,” said Devils general manager Tom FitzGerald. “The overall versatility of his game will be a great complement to our Sentman with his skating, quickness and scoring touch.”

Toronto traded Johnson to free up much needed cap space. The 22-year-old Anderson bounced back and forth between New Jersey and its American Hockey League in Binghamton over the past two seasons.

Johnson is the Devils’ latest addition when he signed goalscorer Corey Crawford to a $ 7.8 million, two-year deal. They have a new coach in Lindy Ruff and are hoping to return to the playoff contenders after missing the postman for seven of the last eight seasons.

“This is a team with a ton of youth skills,” Crawford said Saturday morning. “They are getting up and coming.” This is a team I am excited to be a part of.

Johnson is involved in this. The 5-foot-10 Swead has 67 points in 125 career regular seasons.


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