3 Players Who Signed for the New Jersey Devils in 2019 and Are Worth Your BetOctober 11, 2019
The New Jersey Devils have signed with three new players to serve in the organization’s top American Hockey League affiliate team, the Binghamton Devils. Let’s take a closer look at each of them, as their combination of skills can make up for a stronger reason why you should bet on the team.
Ben Street is an athlete with extensive experience in the American Hockey League. At 32 years old, he has been playing for multiple teams across the professional leagues for quite some time. Last season, Street split his talent between the Anaheim Ducks and the team’s minor league affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.
Street’s American Hockey League points have always been impressive. And although he has only played 56 games in the National Hockey League, more than half of his total points in the major tier were achieved last season with the Anaheim Ducks. So, it seems like Street is truly in great form.
The athlete is bound to bring not only scoring ability, but also valuable experience to the Binghamton Devils, a team that will surely benefit from Street’s skill set.
A bit younger than Street, Matt Tennyson is a 29-year-old player who has not bounced around much in the leagues. The New Jersey Devils are the athlete’s fourth club of his professional career.
Over the past few seasons, Tennyson has spent most of this time playing in the AHL rather than the NHL. At first sight, that does not seem like a good sign, especially because Tennyson is a right-handed defender and players of the type are very much valuable to the major league.
Nevertheless, the truth is that the New York Devils saw potential in Tennyson. For instance, he has been successful as an alternate captain for teams in Charlotte and Rochester. So, he will contribute with some precious leadership skills.
Dakota Mermis is the youngest player of the three new signings. He is 25 years old and has barely moved around. Mermis has spent all of this professional career playing for the Arizona Coyotes, mainly in their minor affiliate team in the AHL, the Tucson Roadrunners.
The decision of the New Jersey Devils to sign with Mermis represents a move to refresh the Binghamton’s set of talents and to assess Mermis’ readiness to move up to the National Hockey League level.
All odds point to one conclusion. The best is yet to come from Mermis, as the athlete is still to reach the age at which most defenders tend to hit their prime.
The New Jersey Devils have also resigned Ryan Schmelzer to the AHL’s Binghamton roster for one year. Schmelzer ended last season with 14 goals and ten assists.
If everything goes as the club intends, Ben Street, Matt Tennyson and Dakota Mermis will be three more reasons for you to place your bets on the Binghamton Devils.