Joe Sova (D)
2010-11: Joined Devils organization after playing 37 games at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, posting four goals and 20 assists in 37 games … made pro debut at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Mar. 23 … earned first pro point with an assist at Hershey on Mar. 26 … scored first pro goal – a power-play goal – against Adirondack on Mar. 29 … before singing with the Devils on Mar. 19, selected CCHA All-Conference Honorable Mentions … was second among CCHA defenseman for points …
OTHER: Had a three-year career at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks … totaled 58 points with 13 goals and 45 assists … had a career-high six goals in 2009-10 … was named team’s top rookie in 2008-09, posting three goals and seven assists … played three seasons in the United States Hockey League, spending the 2007-08 campaign with the league and playoff champion Omaha Lancers … led the Lancer defenseman in goals (seven) and was second-best for the blueliners with a plus-23 rating through 59 games … spent 2006-07 with Sioux City, scoring 23 points (4g-19a)) and a plus-16 rating in 58 games … played for Waterloo in 2005-06, notching seven points (2g-5a) in 40 games…
TRANSACTIONS: Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, Mar. 19, 2011.