Shero said he didn't care if Zacha signed with the KHL, with Brampton of the ECHL or anywhere else because the Devils held Zacha's rights after issuing him a qualifying offer in June. In a statement released by the team Tuesday, Shero said he was pleased to have the contract completed and called Zacha an "important part of our team."
The 22-year-old Zacha is from the Czech Republic and had a career-best 13 goals in 61 games last season. Overall, he has 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 points in 201 career NHL games.
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