The Sporting News reported that New Jersey re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Andy Greene to a four-year contract.
Terms were not released.
"I'm really excited," Greene told Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record. "I was pretty confident it was going to get done, but, obviously, you never know until the last minute and until it's agreed upon I'm pretty fired up and excited."
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello wanted to re-sign Greene, and made it a priority this offseason. He had talked with Greene's camp the past few weeks, but could not reach a deal before today. Greene's agent, Dan Plante, said four teams called about the defenseman today. Three were "Stanley Cup contenders." But Greene wanted to re-sign with New Jersey.
"It's nice to hear (other teams called), but in all reality New Jersey was where I wanted to be," he told Gulitti. "It's good to hear you're wanted, but this is where I wanted to be."
Greene played in all 82 games this season, recording just 23 points. He remains one of the only offensive threats along the Devils' blue line.
Last season, the last of a two-year deal, Greene made $750,000.