New Jersey Devils' Patrik Elias (26), Damien Brunner (12) and Jacob Josefson (16) celebrate after Josefson scored a goal against the New York Islanders during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
NEWARK, N.J. - 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. 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 post-season 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.