New Jersey Devils sign draft pick Studenic for 2018-19

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Marian Studenic to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The team announced the contract Monday, noting it will begin next season.

Studenic was a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL draft. The 19-year-old spent the last two seasons with Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League, finishing this past regular season with 20 goals and 28 assists. He had two assists as the Bulldogs won the first round of their OHL playoff series against the Ottawa 67s.

The native of Slovakia has represented his country in the past two World Junior Championships.

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