Matt Corrente(8) New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Devils‘ 1st round pick in the 2005 draft (#30 overall) defenseman Matt Corrente(8) signs on for his 5th season with the organization on a one-year, two-way contract.

He has always seemed to be hampered by the injury bug throughout his pro career but keeps on getting right back in there competing as soon as he’s cleared to play.

The 6′ 200 lbs. d-man has skated in 34 NHL games and hit the stat sheet for 6 assists.

In the AHL he’s appeared in a remarkably low 153 regular season games with Lowell/Albany scoring 13 goals and 24 assists. Last year two or more incidents kept him to only about half a season worth of appearances.

If the 24-year old can shake the black cat from keeping him out of games, he has the ability to be an effective blue liner. He may not put up great offensive numbers and look a bit smaller than his stats indicate but he’s got an edge that is an integral part of his game.



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