Kurtis MacDermid Acquired by Devils | RELEASE

New Jersey adds MacDermid in a trade with Colorado


Devils Acquire Kurtis MacDermid from Colorado

The New Jersey Devils have made a trade with the Colorado Avalanche to acquire forward Kurtis MacDermid. In exchange for MacDermid, the Devils have sent a seventh-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft (previously acquired from Nashville) and forward Zakhar Bardakov to Colorado.

To make room for MacDermid on the roster, the Devils have assigned forward Brian Halonen to Utica (AHL). This move was announced by President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald.

MacDermid, 29, has been playing for the Colorado Avalanche this season, appearing in 29 games. He has scored two goals and has a +3 plus/minus rating. He has also recorded 23 penalty minutes and has been a physical presence on the ice with an average of 21.94 hits per 60 minutes, ranking second on the Avalanche for the 2023-2024 campaign.

MacDermid's Career in the NHL

Before joining the Colorado Avalanche, MacDermid played for the Los Angeles Kings for four seasons from 2017-2018 to 2020-2021. In his time with the Kings, he played in 118 regular-season games and recorded a career-high eight points in the 2019-2020 season.

Prior to his time in the NHL, MacDermid played for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He spent four seasons with Owen Sound and then two seasons with Erie. In the 2014-2015 season, he ranked seventh in the OHL for penalty minutes with 129.

MacDermid comes from a hockey family. His father, Paul MacDermid, played in 690 career NHL games for multiple teams, including the Hartford Whalers, Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, and Quebec Nordiques. His older brother, Lane MacDermid, also had a career in the NHL, playing for the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, and Dallas Stars.

Zakhar Bardakov Traded to Colorado

As part of the trade, the New Jersey Devils have sent forward Zakhar Bardakov to the Colorado Avalanche. Bardakov was the Devils' seventh-round pick, 203rd overall, in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Bardakov will now have the opportunity to continue his development with the Avalanche organization. The Devils are hopeful that this trade will benefit both teams in the long run.