Devils Bring Back Goaltender Scott Wedgewood
After hoisting the Stanley Cup in the bubble a couple weeks ago, a familiar face is back in the New Jersey Devils Organization.
Goaltender Scott Wedgewood signed a one year two-way deal to return to the Devils. Wedgewood played 5 full seasons with the Devils before being traded to Arizona during his 6th season in the organization. He played one game with Binghamton before the trade during the 2017-2018 season. Between Arizona and New Jersey Wedgewood has played 24 games at the NHL level notching a .903 save percentage and 3.05 goals against average. This last season he played primarily for Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate Syracuse before serving as a back-up for the Lightning during their Stanley Cup run. The 28 year-old says he’s excited to return to where he started and spent a large portion of his career.
“There’s a lot of familiar faces and comfortability coming back,” says Wedgewood. “There’s no how does it operate, how's it done. You’ve been there for so long it’s something that kind of takes the nerves out of it.”
With 23 year-old Mackenzie Blackwood and newly signed 2-time Stanley Cup Champion veteran goaltender Corey Crawford expected to hold New Jersey’s goaltending spots, look for Wedgewood to begin this next season with Binghamton barring any injuries.