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Cormier Signs Three-Year Contract With The Devils, Five Binghamton Players Sent Up To New Jersey

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Binghamton, N.Y. - The New Jersey Devils had no problem partaking in a crazy trade deadline day in the NHL. The New Jersey Devils signed goaltender Evan Cormier to a three-year entry level contract, Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero announced Monday morning.

The contract extension starts with the current 2018-19 season through 2020-21. Cormier had previously signed an American Hockey League Contract with the Binghamton Devils on January 11, 2019.

The new deal comes after the New Jersey Devils traded goalie Keith Kinkaid to the Blue Jackets in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round pick, on Monday. The trade led to twenty-two year old Mackenzie Blackwood getting the call back to New Jersey and serving as Cory Schneider's backup for their game tonight against the Montreal Canadiens.

Cormier, however,  has been assigned to Binghamton from Adirondack (ECHL). Overall, Cormier has posted a 4-1-0 record in seven games with one shutout, a 2.02 goals-against average and .934 save percentage. Prior to signing his AHL deal, in four games with Binghamton on an amateur tryout, the 21-year-old had two wins, a shutout, a 1.87 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.

Cormier is a 2016 fourth-round draft pick, 105th overall, of the New Jersey Devils, and earlier this season played in 13 games with University of Guelph. He had a 2.27 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.

In addition to Blackwood being recalled by New Jersey, Michael McLeod, Nathan Bastian and John Quenneville and Egor Yakovlev also were sent up to New Jersey all within twenty-four hours. McLeod, Bastian, Quenneville and Yakovlev will all be in tonight's lineup against Montreal.

Last night, Brett Seney and Joey Anderson were sent back to Binghamton.