NHL Hockey

Devils sign 1st-round pick Ty Smith to 3-year contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed first-round draft pick Ty Smith to a three-year, entry-level contract.

General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Monday of the defenseman who was the 17th overall pick in the recent draft.

The 18-year-old Smith had 14 goals, 59 assists and a plus-44 rating in his second season with Spokane of the Western Hockey League. His assist and point totals were the second highest in the league among defensemen. They include a franchise-record seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in a game in February against Prince George.

---

More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Updated August 20, 2018

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.