New Jersey Brings Back Janssen
The New Jersey Devils are bringing back tough guy Cam Janssen after re-signing the former fourth round pick to a one-year, two-way deal.
Janssen began his career with the Devils appearing in 95 career games before moving on to St. Louis as part of a 2008 deadline deal that sent D-man Bryce Salvador the other way. He would go on to become a fan favorite playing in his hometown, racking up 470 penalty minutes in 165 games with the Blues.
In the last three years Janssen totaled 55 fighting majors including 17 last season to help the Blues lead the league with 78.
It's been documented that Lou Lamiorello and Janssen had a very strong relationship that brought the longtime Devils GM to tears when he traded Janssen to St. Louis.
Many in Janssen's inner circle predicted New Jersey to be a realistic landing spot. I had a conversation with Janssen just before July first and he told me he'd love to go back to the Devils.
The Devils have an opening for an enforcer with the departure of Pierre-Luc Leblond moving on to Calgary.
The Blues will miss his energy to go along with his undeniable commitment off the ice. During Janssen's time with the Blues no one did more to represent the organization away from the Scottrade Center.
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