Tim Brent has signed his first contract outside North America, inking a one-year deal with Russian club Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL.

Brent was first drafted 37th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, but was re-entered into the draft two years later after not signing with Anaheim. In the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected 75th overall, again by the Ducks. During his NHL rookie season in 2006-07, he was a member of the Ducks squad that won their first Stanley Cup. However, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins the next season and struggled to get NHL ice time for three seasons before finally becoming a full time fourth line centre with the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

During his career, Brent has put up 21 goals and 48 points in 207 total games in the NHL, mainly as a depth middle man.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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