NEW JERSEY (WBNG) - On Sunday, the New Jersey Devils announced the signing of goalie Scott Wedgewood.
Wedgewood signed a one-year, two-way contract that will likely bring him to Binghamton.
Wedgewood was drafted by the Devils in 2010. He played one game in Binghamton before being traded to Arizona in 2017.
"I was in Binghamton for two to three weeks the one year I got sent down before being traded in '17. I think we were on the road in Laval, I got a place and moved out of it after eleven days I think," said Wedgewood.
After just one game, Wedgewood said one of the things that appealed to him about the city is that they still remember him.
"Playing against them the last couple years and being on the other side of the rink, the fans remember me from one game and my time as a Devil," he said. "It's a nice welcoming city and it's nice to come back and be on the home side again."
Wedgewood spent all of the 2019-2020 season playing for the Syracuse Crunch. In 26 games he had an .893 save percentage. He has also spent time playing for the Rochester Americans.
"I think everywhere but Utica has my name on it now, it's a place that's been kind to me."
During the NHL bubble, Wedgewood was a part of the Tampa Bay Lightning as a reserve. It was an opportunity that ended in him lifting the Stanley Cup for the first time in his career and one that he said made him a better goalie.
"The whole playoff run was obviously something to cherish. It was a lot of behind the scenes work," he said. "Doing one-on-one goalie lessons with their goalie coach was something I can take away from."
Wedgewood is looking to use that to help the Devils organization when the 2020-2021 season gets underway.