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Devils Sign Free-Agent Forward Damien Brunner

In 44 Games Last Season, Brunner Had 12 Goals And 14 Assists
Damien Brunner (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Damien Brunner (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed Damien Brunner after reaching a professional tryout agreement with the free agent forward earlier this month.

Terms of the deal with the 27-year-old Brunner reached Tuesday aren’t being released by the team, but the player’s agent tweeted that the deal is worth $5 million over two years. After joining the Devils on a tryout basis on Sept. 16, Brunner has two assists in two NHL preseason games.

In 44 games last season with Detroit, Brunner had 12 goals and 14 assists. He added a team-leading five goals and four assists in 14 postseason contests.

Before joining the Red Wings, Brunner played in the Swiss National League for seven seasons from 2006-07 through 2012-13.

He represented Switzerland at the 2010 and 2012 World Championships, and had a team-leading seven points last year.

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