NEWARK, NJ - MAY 29: Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils speaks during Media Day for the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Prudential Center on May 29, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Bryce Salvador has signed a three-year deal with the New Jersey Devils.
Salvador, 36, has played with the Devils since 2007. The defenseman, known for his stay-at-home, physical style of defense, scored nine points in 82 regular season games. He was a prized catch on defense in a relatively weak free agent pool, and he collected offers from several teams before opting to head back to New Jersey.
Salvador was a No. 4 defenseman for the Devils last season and performed well during their run to the Eastern Conference title in the postseason. The team ultimately lost in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings, but Salvador stepped out of his typical defensive shell, scoring 14 points in 24 playoff games.