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Colton, Fitzgerald, Wahlstrom, and Bedard all signed new deals on Monday

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It was hard to miss the 6-foot-5, 215 lb forward, Ondrej Psenicka at development camp last week. After an impressive performance, New Jersey wants to see him again in the future. There were a bunch of players that inked new deals on Monday. Ross Colton and the Colorado Avalanche avoided arbitration, Tom Fitzgerald’s son has a new two-way deal in Florida, and Oliver Wahlstrom accepted his qualifying offer.

Let’s get to some news.

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey Hockey Now: Ondrej Psenicka, an undrafted forward out of the NCAA, was in attendance at the Devils’ development camp last week. After opening some eyes, New Jersey wants to see him again in the future.

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Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Hockey Now: The Avalanche took advantage of a Tampa Bay Lightning team that couldn’t afford Ross Colton. On Monday, Colorado inked Colton to a new four-year contract.

Florida Panthers

Florida Hockey Now: Son of Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald, Casey Fitzgerald, re-signed with the Panthers on Monday, receiving a one-year, two-way deal.

San Jose Sharks

San Jose Hockey Now: In an interview with Robert Rampa of iDNES, Martin Kaut said that the Barracudas tried to make him fight someone every game. The Sharks released a statement denying the claim.

New York Islanders

NYI Hockey Now: The deadline to accept qualifying offers past at 5 PM on Saturday. At first glance, it appeared Oliver Wahlstrom didn’t accept his. However, in true Lamoriello fashion, it was revealed on Monday that Wahlstrom did accept his qualifying offer and he will remain with the Isles for another season.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Hockey Now: On his 18th birthday, Connor Bedard signs his entry-level deal with the Blackhawks. It’s a three-year deal with an AAV of $950K, the max allowable entry-level contract in the NHL.

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