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New Jersey Devils sign Samuel Laberge to a one-year contract

Laberge is now on an NHL contract after signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils it was announced on Saturday.

Forward Samuel “Sam” Laberge has earned a National Hockey League contract as he is officially signed to the New Jersey Devils. According to the press release from the Devils, the contract is worth $90,000 when he plays for the Comets and $775,000 if he plays for New Jersey. The contract will expire at the end of this season after which he will become an unrestricted free agent according to https://capfriendly.com. He will remain in Utica and play for the Comets it was also announced.

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The twenty-six-year-old Laberge was signed by the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League for the 2016-17 season after playing four seasons for Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He has played in the AHL for the Stars and most recently, the Comets. He has also played in the ECHL for the Idaho Steelheads, Allen Americans, and Adirondack Thunder.

Laberge is in his third season with the Comets. In eight games played, he has one goal, two assists, sixteen PIM, and is a +2. He has played 106 games for Utica (prior to tonight’s contest at Springfield) totaling fourteen goals, eighteen assists, 123 PIM, and is at +11. In the Calder Cup Playoffs last season, he had one goal and one assist in four games played.

The Comets play in Springfield on Saturday night and return home to face North Division rival the Belleville Senators on Wednesday night. For more information about the Utica Comets, including schedules and ticketing, visit https://uticacomets.com.

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