Wideman, 24, signed a one-year, two-way deal with the club. He completed his second season of professional hockey with Binghamton, setting career highs in all major statistical categories.
McRae, 24, spent the majority of last season in Finland’s top professional league (Liiga) with the Espoo Blues, ranking sixth on the club with 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 45 regular season games. He also added four points, including three goals in seven postseason appearances.
Last season, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound McKenna recorded a 22-10-1 record with a .910 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.54 goals against average (GAA) in 36 games with the Springfield Falcons (AHL). The 31-year-old native of St. Louis, Mo., also registered a 1-1-1 mark with a .904 SV% and a 3.01 GAA in four games with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Paul Stastny is now a member of the St. Louis Blues.
The Blues had long been on the hunt for a centerman and were reportedly on the trail of Stastny for a while so it didn’t take long for them to sign him to a four-year deal early in free agency on Tuesday.
“I’m actually still waiting to be drafted,” said Bollig, who was signed by the Chicago Blackhawks after two years at St. Lawrence University. “I was never drafted so I was hoping to see my name pop up there. I watched [Friday] night to see what happens and what teams go through but I wasn’t watching it. I was doing other stuff and got the call.
With their third-round pick, 71st overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft, the Devils’ added 6-2 right wing Connor Chatham (Plymouth, OHL). A power forward, Chatham says his rugged, two-way style is best compared to St. Louis’ captain David Backes.
After attending the NHL Draft in Philadelphia with his family on Friday night, Belleville area resident Connor Chatham had trouble sleeping.