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Devils re-sign defenseman Larsson to six-year contract

Mar 31, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson (5) passes the puck against the Florida Panters during the third period at Prudential Center. The Devils won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 31, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson (5) passes the puck against the Florida Panters during the third period at Prudential Center. The Devils won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Adam Larsson to a six-year contract at an average annual salary of more than $4.1 million.

General Manager Ray Shero announced the signing Saturday.

Larsson led all New Jersey defensemen in assists (21) and points (24) while playing in 64 games last season. His scoring totals were all career highs.

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The 22-year-old Swede joined the Devils for the 2011-12 season. He was the fourth overall selection in the 2011 entry draft.