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By SI Wire
July 01, 2014

The New Jersey Devils wasted little time in adding a key piece after free agency officially opened on Tuesday, signing winger Mike Cammalleri shortly after noon, when teams were allowed to begin inking deals.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported that the contract is for five years and worth a total of $25 million. 

Cammalleri was one of the top forwards available in the free agent market. The veteran notched 45 points in 63 games for the Calgary Flames last season and has scored 236 total goals over his 11-year career while playing for the Kings, Canadiens and Flames.

All told, Cammalleri has had five seasons of 26-plus goals in his career. His offensive abilities should provide a big boost to the Devils, who were 27th in the NHL with 197 goals scored last season.

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—Ben Estes


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