The Devils have signed Rod Pelley and Cam Janssen to minor league contracts.

Pelley, who played five seasons for the Devils, traded to Anaheim on Dec. 12, 2011, along with Mark Fraser and a draft pick for Kurtis Foster and Tim Pielmeier. In 211 games for the Devils he scored 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) with 93 penalty minutes.

Janssen, 29, spent most of last season at Albany (AHL). In four NHL games for the Devils he had no points with two penalty minutes.

The popular Janssen, a native of St. Louis, has one goal and one assist in 147 career games with the Devils. He also has 282 PIM.

Over his NHL career, with the Devils and Blues, Janssen has 3-8-11 with 752 penalty minutes in 312 games.

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Lou Lamoriello on Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan being elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame: “I couldn’t be more excited for Scott and Brendan. Great Devils. I couldn’t be more proud for the Devils’ organization.”

It was Lamoriello who traded Tom Kurvers in October of 1989 to Toronto for the draft pick that became Niedermayer.

“When that trade was made two years in advance, (Eric) Lindros was coming out with Pat Falloon, Scott Lachance, Aaron Ward. There were some good people in that class," Lamoriello recalled. "It came down to it was either going to be Pat Falloon or Scott Niedermayer. Scott Niedermayer was certainly the choice for us.”