Kurtis MacDermid sitting on a stack on money after his contract extension in his New Jersey Devils uniform
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed enforcer Kurtis MacDermid to a three-year contract extension worth $3.45 million.

In a move that solidifies their commitment to a rugged style of play, the New Jersey Devils have inked veteran forward Kurtis MacDermid to a three-year contract extension worth $3.45 million.

The deal, which carries an average annual value (AAV) of $1.15 million, ensures that the 30-year-old enforcer will remain a fixture in the Devils’ lineup for the foreseeable future.

Devils Lock Up Physical Presence with MacDermid Contract

MacDermid, acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in a trade deadline deal in March, quickly established himself as a fan favorite in New Jersey. Known for his imposing 6-foot-5, 235-pound frame and willingness to drop the gloves, he brought a much-needed physical presence to the Devils’ roster. In 16 games with the team, MacDermid racked up an impressive 50 penalty minutes, demonstrating his value as a deterrent to opponents looking to take liberties with the Devils’ skilled players.

While his offensive contributions were limited (two goals and one assist in 45 total games last season), MacDermid’s impact extends far beyond the scoresheet. His toughness and ability to stand up for his teammates provide a valuable intangible asset that can often swing momentum in a game. This extension signals that the Devils recognize the importance of his role in establishing a culture of accountability and resilience.

MacDermid’s journey to this point has been one of perseverance and determination. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings in 2012, he spent several seasons honing his craft in the AHL before earning a full-time NHL spot. His career has seen him don the jerseys of the Kings, Avalanche, and now the Devils, where he has solidified his reputation as one of the league’s most feared enforcers.

This extension represents a significant investment by the Devils in a player who embodies the blue-collar work ethic that has become synonymous with New Jersey hockey. It also sends a message to the rest of the league that the Devils are not afraid to play a physical brand of hockey in pursuit of their ultimate goal: a Stanley Cup championship.

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