UMD's Joey Anderson Signs Entry-Level Contract with Devils

Eyewitness Sports
Updated: April 15, 2018 10:48 PM

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) sophomore forward Joey Anderson is leaving the Bulldogs early after signing a three-year entry level contract with the New Jersey Devils Sunday afternoon.

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The contract will begin in the 2017-18 season and Anderson, a native of Roseville, Minn., is expected to skate with members of the team on Monday. Anderson was New Jersey's third selection, 73rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

The 19-year-old scored 11 goals and tallied 16 assists for 27 points in 36 games this past season with the Bulldogs where UMD won their first NCAA Championship since 2011, their second in school history.

During his freshman season, he finished second on the team with 37 points (12 goals and 25 assists) in 39 games. In that year, he was also named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team and the Bulldogs finished as the NCAA Tournament runner-up.

Anderson represented the United States at the past two World Junior Championships. In 2018, he captained the team to a bronze medal as he scored four goals and three assists in seven games. In 2017, he registered two assists in seven games and was part of the squad that won the gold medal. Anderson holds the distinction of being the only UMD product to ever claim a IIHF World Junior gold medal.

Anderson is the 17th Bulldog since 2007 to leave UMD early for the professional ranks.



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