Devils acquire Mueller from San Jose

Photo: D. Scott Dinn

The New Jersey Devils, parent club of the AHL’s Binghamton Devils, have acquired defenseman Mirco Mueller and San Jose’s fifth-round selection (#143 overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft for New Jersey’s second-round (#49 overall-previously acquired from Boston) and fourth-round (#123-previously acquired from Nashville) picks in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Mueller, 22, played 62 games with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda in 2016-17, recording two goals and 18 assists for 20 points. He added five assists in 15 postseason games as the Barracuda reached the Western Conference Finals.

A first-round draft choice (18th overall) by the Sharks in 2013, Mueller also appeared in four NHL games last season, tallying a goal and an assist.

In 54 career NHL games with San Jose, Mueller has two goals and four assists. He has skated in 124 AHL games, compiling four goals and 30 assists for 34 points.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman is a native of Winterthur, Switzerland.