Damien Brunner has accepted a tryout offer from the New Jersey Devils.
Last year as a rookie in the NHL, Brunner had 12 goals and 26 points in 44 games with Detroit. Brunner was reportedly close to signing with the Devils earlier this summer, but New Jersey went out and signed Jaromir Jagr instead.
In 2011–12, Brunner had 60 points in 45 games, leading the NLA in points and was named the league’s forward of the year. He returned to EV Zug for the 2012–13 season until the 2012–13 NHL lockout was resolved, scoring 57 points in 33 games, good enough to finish third overall despite missing a portion of the season once the NHL season resumed.
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