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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