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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect For Workers At New Jersey Schools, Colleges, Universities And State Agencies
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.READ MORE: FDA, CDC May Approve COVID Vaccine Booster Shots For Millions This Week
He represented Switzerland at the 2010 and 2012 World Championships, and had a team-leading seven points last year.
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