Devils defenseman Adam Larsson signs 6-year contract

New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson, of Sweden, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 2-1 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Devils defenseman Adam Larsson signs 6-year contract

New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson, of Sweden, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 2-1 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- 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.

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

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