The New Jersey Devils brought a familiar face back into the fold on Tuesday, claiming defenseman Alex Urbom off waivers from Washington.
Urbom, 23, was originally a third round pick of the Devils (73rd overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and debuted for New Jersey during the 2010-11 season.
The Caps acquired Urbom in early October after New Jersey placed him on waivers — with great unease, per GM Lou Lamoriello — and the Swedish rearguard went on to appear in 20 games for Washington, scoring one goal and two points. But with John Erskine returning to full health and Dmitry Orlov playing his way into the defensive rotation, Urbom became the odd man out.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Alex Urbom Claimed Off Waivers By The New Jersey Devils
I really liked Urbom's game while he was here in D.C.but, this is a business and apparently, according to this Pro Hockey Talk post, the Devils weren't happy about letting him go in the first place.