Defenseman Damon Severson signed a six-year, $25 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on Monday.

The contract has an average annual value of $4,2 million.

"We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season," Devils general manager Ray Shero said. "Damon brings an important dimension to our hockey club and he is a young defenseman that we are excited to work with. This deal shows our ownership's commitment in what we continue to build here. We look forward to helping Damon continue to grow and develop as a player."

Severson, 23, was a restricted free agent. He had NHL career highs in assists (28), points (31), games played (80), and shots on goal (125) last season. He also averaged 20:21 of ice time, third on New Jersey.