The move came as the first day of NHL free agency drew to a close, and two days after the team waived Cory Schneider for the purposes of buying out his contact. Crawford and Mackenzie Blackwood are likely to split goaltending duties in the upcoming season.
Crawford was a part of two Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Blackhawks, where he has spent his entire 13-year NHL career. In 488 career games in net, he has posted a .918 save percentage and a 2.45 GAA with a record of 260-162-53.
"We are excited to bring Corey into our organization, as he is a proven winner and two-time Stanley Cup Champion," Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald said in a press release Friday night. "We will look to him to assume a leadership role and be a strong presence for our young core. Crawford's compete level and ability to battle will rub off on the entire group. This opportunity also provides him with a new challenge in his career."
In 40 games in 2019-20, the 35-year-old netminder went 16-20-3 with a .917 save percentage and a 2.77 GAA.