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Saw this on News 12 NJ earlier today and wanted to read up on it further thought there would be a thread on this already but 

 

http://devils.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=770958&navid=DL|NJD|home

 

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today signed free agent defenseman Vojtech Mozik to an entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero.

 

Mozik, 22, spent the previous three seasons with Plzen (Czech Republic) and was a member of its 2012-13 league championship squad. Last season, he led all defensemen in the Czech Extraliga with a career-high ten goals. Mozik also established career highs with 19 assists, 29 points and 94 penalty minutes in 2014-15. 

The 6-2, 195-lb. blueliner has career totals of 20g-29a-49pts and 186 PIM in 157 Extraliga games with Plzen and Mlada Boleslav.

Born December 26, 1992 in Praha, Czech Republic, Mozik recorded 1g-2a-3pts and eight PIM in six games while representing his country at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.

 

 

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=99009

 

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It's an interesting signing for NJ because they already have Hraberenka and Scarlett in the minors as RH PP guys.  So either they're just gonna roll with 3 guys like that, or one of these guys is going to be on the NHL team next year.  I understand it from the Devils' perspective - hey, who doesn't want more players - but I don't really get it from Vojtech's perspective.  It's not that the Devils don't have open spots on their blueline, but that the Devils mostly have guys of a similar ilk to him in front of him (and behind him).

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Must indicate Shero's cooking a trade up imo, because we have such a stupid amount of potentially-ready NHL defenseman at this point that adding another one doesn't seem to make sense.

Agreed.

Shero loves to stockpile what he sees as assets. I think right now he is going overboard on mobile offensive D men.

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