Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils have signed free agent defenseman Brandon Gormley to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Gormley, 24, spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche organization. In 2015-16, he scored one assist and accumulated eight penalty minutes in 26 games with the Avalanche. He also recorded four goals and two assists for six points with 26 penalty minutes in 39 games with San Antonio (AHL). Gormley spent three-plus seasons, 2010-11 through 2014-15, with the Arizona Coyotes organization before being traded to Colorado, September 9, 2015. That stint included tallying two goals and two assists in 32 games over two seasons with the Coyotes from 2013-15. Gormley was selected by Phoenix in the first round (13th overall) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
The native of Murray River, P.E.I., played four seasons in the QMJHL for Moncton (2008-12) and Shawinigan (2012). After four years between the Wildcats and the Cataractes, he tallied 39 goals and 111 assists for 150 points in 202 games. Gormley was named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2008-09), QMJHL Best Professional Prospect (Mike Bossy Trophy) (2009-10), QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2009-10 & 2010-11), and CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2011-12) during his junior career. The 6’2”, 195lb. defenseman won the 2010 QMJHL Championship with Moncton and the 2012 Memorial Cup Championship with Shawinigan. At the 2012 U20 World Junior Championships, he was named to the tournament’s All-Star Team, was selected as a Top Three Player on his team, was awarded as the tournament’s Best Defenseman, and won a Bronze Medal