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NJ Devils acquire C Ben Walter from the New York Islanders

NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey Devils have acquired centre Ben Walter and future considerations from the New York Islanders in exchange for the rights to centre Tony Romano.

Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the deal on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Walter had 20 goals and 30 assists in 65 games for Bridgeport of the American Hockey League last season. He has played in 22 NHL games for the Islanders and Boston Bruins.

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Romano, a Long Island native and New Jersey’s seventh choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, spent last season with Peterborough in the Ontario Hockey League.