It has been reported that the New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Vitali Vishnevski from the Nashville Predators. The contract is said to be a three year deal, but salary has not been disclosed.
Last season, Vishnevski started with the Atlanta Thrashers only to be traded in the middle of February to Nashville. During his stint with Atlanta, he played 52 games, racked up 3 goals, 9 assists, had a -5 +/-, and played an average of 19 minutes a game. Once acquired by Nashville, he played in 15 contests with only 1 assist, a +1 +/-, and an average of 10 minutes a game.
This signing is Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello’s attempt to replace former defensemen Brian Rafalski and Brad Lukowich who signed with Detroit and Tampa Bay, respectively.
More news, as it develops, will be posted.