Drafted 20th overall by the New Jersey Devils in 2009, Swedish forward Jacob Josefson put up four goals and 14 points through 58 regular season games with the Metropolitan Division team this year.
Now, he’ll come back on board for at least one more year.
The Devils officially confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Josefson, who has played in a collective 238 regular season NHL games while in New Jersey over his career, has inked a one year extension with the club. The team confirmed in their official release that the deal will cost $1.1 million for the upcoming year, after which Josefson will once again become a restricted free agent.
A native of Stockholm, Sweden, the 25-year-old forward played pro hockey in his home country before coming over to North America in 2010 to play for the AHL’s Albany Devils. He put up 13 goals and 36 points over 94 career games in the SHL with Djurgardens IF Stockholm, but has seen his offensive production go up as he gets older both in the AHL and NHL.
While with New Jersey, Josefson has put up 17 goals and 50 points in the last four seasons, although he has yet to finish a full season’s worth of games at the NHL level. Hopefully, the team will see that change while on his new deal, which could help him earn a more long-term contract moving forward.