The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Christian Jaros from the San Jose Sharks on Monday in exchange for forward Nick Merkley.
The Devils also agreed to terms with Jaros, a restricted free agent, on a one-year, two-way contract for 2021-22 worth $800,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 at the AHL level.
Jaros, 25, contributed one assist in seven games with the Sharks after being acquired in a Jan. 27, 2021 trade with the Ottawa Senators.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Slovakia native had one goal and 12 assists in 76 games over three seasons with Ottawa, which drafted him in the fifth round in 2015.
Merkley, 24, is a former first-round pick (2015) by the Arizona Coyotes. The Calgary native posted 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 27 games with the Devils last season.
Merkley skated in one game for Arizona in 2017-18 and was traded to New Jersey in the Dec. 16, 2019 deal that brought forward Taylor Hall to the Coyotes.
Merkley had a goal and an assist in four games with the Devils in 2019-20.
--Field Level Media