The Devils announced they have signed KHL D Yegor Yakovlev, per general manager Ray Shero.
Yakovlev, 26, tallied 9 points (5 G, 4 A) in 35 games with St. Petersburg in 2017/18. He represented Russia in the Olympics this year, winning the Gold Medal.
Yakovlev commented on the potential move, showing the feeling between club and player is mutual.
"The Devils have scouted me for 3 years," Yakovlev said. "They really wanted to see me on the team. That's why I chose New Jersey and I'm really happy to join the organization. I know they play a fast, smart hockey and I like it."