The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman David Schlemko to a one-year, one-way contract, the team announced on Thursday.
Financial details were not immediately released.
Schlemko bounced around quite a bit last season, playing for three different teams, with the Dallas Stars claiming him off waivers when he was placed there by the Arizona Coyotes.
The Stars eventually waived Schlemko and he wound up getting grabbed by the Calgary Flames. That makes this his fourth team in the last 365 days.
In total, he played 44 games, scoring one goal and three assists on the season. He also grabbed 11 postseason matches with the Flames.
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It wasn’t a banner year for the 28-year-old defender, but he has the ability to contribute to a team in a role that suits his style. The last two years he’s managed to be a positive relative possession player. He’s not going to light the world on fire, but for a shallow roster like New Jersey, with a good handful of younger defenders, this isn’t a bad move.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.