With Martin Brodeur’s time in New Jersey just a page in the history books, the New Jersey Devils, according to reports, have locked up their new number-one goalie Wednesday afternoon, Cory Schneider, to a seven-year contract at an average value of $6 million.
In his first season with the Devils, Schneider posted a 16-15-12 record in a career-high 45 games, along with a 1.97 goals-against-average.
The Marblehead, MA native was set to become an unrestricted free agent come the end of next season and for the first time in his career, he is the undisputed man between the pipes after previously sharing time with Roberto Luongo in Vancouver and Brodeur last year.
The extension awarded to Schneider is just another move in a busy offseason for the Devils who finished sixth in the Metropolitan Division last season and five points out the last wild-card spot in the East. The Devils also signed former Calgary Flames winger Mike Cammalleri and San Jose Sharks winger Martin Havlat on July 1st.