NHL Rumors: New Jersey Devils - Jesper Bratt, Erik Haula, and Ryan Graves

The New Jersey Devils had their locker space clear out on Saturday, May 13th after being gotten rid of by the Carolina Hurricanes in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Devils basic supervisor Tom Fitzgerald‘s genuine work now starts as the Devils have many RFAs and UFAs to re-sign. It is going to be a more active off-season than many people believed it would be.

NHL Rumors: Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald Has A Busy Off-season Ahead

Some of those complimentary representatives showed their status moving forward with the group throughout their exit interviews.

Erik Haula Wants To Return To New Jersey

Amanda Stein, Lead Reporter, Devils.com: Erik Haula after the Devils lost in Game 5 stated, “We’ll be back, hopefully, I’ll be back here to put this jersey on again. I have faith in this team, I’d love to be here and be part of it. I think it’s going to be a bright future and I want to be a part of it.”

Haula doubled down about wishing to go back to the Devils when he asked throughout his exit interviews.

Ryan Novozinsky of NJ Advanced MediaErik Haula: “I don’t want to play for any other team. I want to come back here.”

Amanda Stein: “This is where I want to be. This is my family.”

Haula continued, “I was in Tom Fitzgerald‘s office this morning saying he wants to stay here and wants to get something done as soon as possible.”

Amanda Stein: Haula made it clear to Fitzgerald on his agreement, “Let’s get it done.”

Jesper Bratt is Confident He Will Remain With The Devils

All eyes will be on the agreement settlements of Jesper Bratt and Timo Meier this offseason. Considering how the last 2 agreement settlements have actually gone.

James Nichols of the Fourth Period: Contract talks continue to be continuous, however it is an aggravating settlement for both sides. The target AAV Fitzgerald seems around $8 million. 

During his exit interview, Bratt sounded really positive he was going to stay with the Devils.

James Nichols of the Fourth Period: “I have full confidence in my agent and Tom (Fitzgerald) that we’ll get (my contract) done.”

“we’ll get it done. I’ll see you guys for the next couple of years to come.”

NHL Rumors: New Jersey Devils – Timo Meier, Jesper Bratt, and other complimentary representatives

Ryan Graves Unsure If He Will Return

The Devils have a number of essential UFAs this summer season among whom is defenceman Ryan Graves.

During his exit interview, Graves was unsure what his future will bring with the Devils

James Nichols of the Fourth Period: “I know there’s a business side of things. We’ll see what happens.”

Mackenzie Blackwood is Open To Return But Wants an Opportunity

Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood exposed throughout his exit interviews he was handling an MCL and groin injury.

Like Graves, there is some unpredictability surrounding Blackwood’s future with the Devils as he is 3rd now on the depth chart.

With the development of Akira Schmid, and with Vitek Vanecek generated to be the primary, it appears Blackwood is the odd male out.

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