Restricted free-agent forward Pavel Zacha signed a three-year deal worth $6.75 million US just days before the start of the NHL team’s training camp. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/File)
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free agent centre Pavel Zacha to a three-year, $6.75-million US contract.
Shero said he didn’t care if Zacha signed with the KHL, with Brampton of the ECHL or anywhere else because the Devils held Zacha’s rights after issuing him a qualifying offer in June.
The 22-year-old Zacha is from the Czech Republic and had a career-best 13 goals in 61 games last season. Overall, he has 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 points in 201 NHL regular-season contests.