One of the better defensive-zone presences available on the open market is Ottawa's
The New Jersey Devils decided to jump on the tough, rugged Volchenkov after losing Martin to Atlantic Division rivals Pittsburgh. Agent Jay Grossman noted Volchenkov has a no-trade clause and he also tweeted that the sides were working on a six-year deal worth $25.5 million.
The Devils are bringing in one of the toughest players in the league and Volchenkov isn't getting paid to score goals or set them up. Volchenkov’s ability as a shot-blocker makes him stand out and he has no reservations about putting his body in front of fast-moving pucks or players and his overall defensive abilities should not be overshadowed by this.