The New Jersey Devils and Brendan Shanahan have parted ways. á This info taken from NHL.com It appears the future is now in New Jersey.
Why else would veteran forward Brendan Shanahan and the Devils part ways Thursday after the 40-year-old left wing had just signed a $1 million contract to return to New Jersey in August?
According to Devils President/CEO/GM Lou Lamoriello, the emergence of several prospects, including wingers Niclas Bergfors and Matt Halischuk, and the acquisitions of Rob Niedermayer and Ilkka Pikkarainen, played a big role in Thursday's decision.
Bergfors and Halischuk each starred for the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate in Lowell last season, combining for 36 goals and 80 points.
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