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New Jersey Devils sign veteran Tomas Tatar to 2-year contract

May 20, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Tatar (90) carries the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
May 20, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Tatar (90) carries the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils signed free agent forward Tomas Tatar to two-year, $9 million contract on Thursday.

Tatar, 30, recorded 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) for the Montreal Canadiens in 50 regular-season games last season. He also appeared in five playoff games with one assist.

A second-round draft pick of Detroit in 2009, Tatar has appeared in 625 regular-season games with the Red Wings (2010-18), Vegas Golden Knights (2018) and Canadiens. He has 377 career points (176 goals, 201 assists) and 224 penalty minutes.

The Devils earlier announced the re-signing of restricted free agent forward Yegor Sharangovich to a two-year, $4 million deal.

Sharangovich, 23, scored 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 54 games with the Devils in his rookie season in 2020-21. The Devils selected him in the fifth round of the 2018 draft.

Already this offseason, the Devils added defenseman Dougie Hamilton and goalie Jonathan Bernier in free agency.

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