Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record is today reporting that the New Jersey Devils have finally re-signed defender Paul Martin to a 3-year contract. Martin will receive $3-million this season, while being paid $4-million in 2008 and $4.5-million in 2009.
The 26-year-old blueliner was slated to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Oh, and we all know how grand that would have turned out.
In 82 games with the Devils last season, Martin posted three goals and 23 assists for 26 points. He skated at a minus-nine and racked up a mere 18 penalty minutes.
He’s totally a bad boy.