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The New Jersey Devils announced today that the team has re-signed forward Samuel Laberge for 2024-25 to a two-year contract worth $775,000 at the NHL level and $120,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) (US$135,000). US dollars guaranteed). ). The announcement was made by President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald and Utica General Manager/New Jersey Devils Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager Dan MacKinnon.

Laberge, 27, recently completed his third season with the Comets, scoring 19 points (6g-13a) with 92 penalty minutes in 59 games. He set AHL career highs in assists, points and penalty minutes during the 2023-24 season. He has recorded 48 points (19g-29a) with 199 penalty minutes in 155 regular season games with Utica since 2021-22. He has also appeared in nine Calder Cup playoff games (1g-1a) with Utica (2022 and 2023).

Laberge signed his first NHL contract with New Jersey on November 25, 2023. He appeared in two games with New Jersey and made his NHL debut on November 30, 2023 in Philadelphia.

The 6'2″, 205lbs. The forward has played 252 career games in the AHL and recorded 70 points (27g-43a) and 350 penalty minutes. Before Utica, he played two seasons with the Texas Stars (AHL). Signed on July 12, 2017 He signed his first professional contract, an AHL contract with Texas.

Laberge was born on April 10, 1997 and is from Ch√Ęteauguay, Quebec. He has been nominated for the 2022-23 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. Prior to his professional experience, Laberge played parts of four seasons with Rimouski in the QMJHL from 2013-14 to 2016-17. He helped Rimouski win the QMJHL's President's Cup (now the Gilles-Courteau Trophy) as league champions in 2015 and served as team captain in 2016-17. Laberge was named the QMJHL Humanitarian of the Year twice (2015-16 and 2016-17).