The New Jersey Devils sign Tomáš Nosek to a one-way, one-year contract worth $1,000,000, the team announced on Wednesday.
Nosek (30) is an eight-year NHL veteran forward that has played for the Detroit Red Wings, Vegas Golden Knights, and Boston Bruins. In 398 NHL games, Noseka accrued 42 goals and 59 assists for 101 points. Most recently, Nosek played for the Bruins in 2022-23. In 66 games he scored seven goals and 18 points, a career-high he matched from the 2020-21 season playing with the Golden Knights.
Across his eight-year career, Nosek has had a stroke of luck reaching the Stanley Cup Playoffs in all eight seasons. In 52 playoff appearances, Nosek accrued six goals and eight assists for 15 points. Nosek was drafted in the 2017 NHL Expansion draft from the Red Wings to the Golden Knights. He helped Vegas win the Western Conference Final that season and move on to the Stanley Cup Final before losing to the Washington Capitals.
Nosek signed with the Red Wings as an undrafted free agent out of Czechia playing in the HC Pardubice program for seven seasons. After signing with Detroit, Nosek has had a few stints in the American Hockey League with the Grand Rapids Griffins. In the 2016-17 season, Nosek scored 15 goals and 26 assists for 41 points in 51 games.
According to Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, “During his two-year stint in the Black and Gold, Tomas Nosek was one of the most dependable players for the Boston Bruins. Nosek is that coach’s dream. The fourth-line center who does his job, hustles, and racks up wins at the faceoff dot every game. He will fit great on a Devils team looking to take the next step.”
New Jersey now has 22 of 23 contracts signed to the NHL roster with the addition of Nosek. Nosek’s one-way deal means he’ll likely remain with the NHL club or else he’ll have to travel through waivers. Despite one roster spot remaining in New Jersey, there will be plenty of competition at training camp with players such as Simon Nemec, Nolan Foote, and Alexander Holtz fighting to make the NHL roster.
The Devils have $3,075,000 remaining in cap space.
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