New Jersey signs Letourneau-Leblond

The New Jersey Devils, parent club of the AHL’s Albany Devils, have signed free agent forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to a one-year, two-way contract for $575,000 at the NHL level.

Letourneau-Leblond, 30, spent the past two seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), where he played under Devils head coach John Hynes. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound forward recorded two goals and four assists for six points and finished third in the AHL with 241 penalty minutes in 55 games with the Penguins in 2014-15.

Originally drafted by New Jersey in 2004, Letourneau-Leblond has skated in 396 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Norfolk Admirals, the Abbotsford Heat, the Albany Devils, the Lowell Devils and the Albany River Rats, totaling 25 goals and 34 assists along with 1,561 penalty minutes. He led the AHL in PIM (334) with the Devils in 2010-11, when he also set career highs with eight goals and 13 points.

A native of Levis, Que., Letourneau-Leblond has played 41 NHL games with New Jersey, Calgary and Pittsburgh, recording three assists and 101 PIM. He played five Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Devils in 2010.