New Jersey Devils Press Release
East Rutherford, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today, (June 5, 2006), signed three of its prospects: defensemen Mark Fraser and Sean Zimmerman, and left wing Patrick Davis. The announcement was made by Devils’ CEO/President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. All three players will attend their second NHL training camp in September. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
Fraser, 19, spent the 2005-06 season with Kitchener (OHL) and Albany (AHL). The 6’3”, 200 lb. native of Ottawa, Ont. recorded five assists and 129 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Rangers, while appearing in four games with the River Rats. He was New Jersey’s third choice and 84th overall selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Zimmerman, 19, was born in Denver, CO, and completed his third year of major Canadian junior hockey in 2005-06 with Spokane (WHL). The 6’2”, 200 lb. defenseman recorded two goals and 19 assists for 21 points and 44 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Chiefs. Following his junior season, Zimmerman also saw action in six games with Albany. He was selected by New Jersey in the sixth round, 170th overall, of the 2005 Entry Draft.
Davis, 19, was born in Sterling, MI, and also completed his third season of junior hockey with Kitchener and Windsor (OHL). The 6’2”, 205 lb. forward recorded 35 goals and 33 assists for 68 points in 60 Ontario Hockey League games overall, while also playing in three games with Albany. He was New Jersey’s fourth choice and 99th overall selection in 2005.