Damien Brunner has been brought into training camp as an unsigned forward. The Swiss-born forward played his first NHL season with the Detroit Red Wings In 2013.
In 44 games with Detroit, Brunner scored 12 goals and 14 assists. He also added five goals and four assists in 14 playoff games.
Brunner was in attendance Monday night for the Devils-Rangers game and will practice with the team Tuesday.
It is assumed that the Devils will sign Brunner after camp, but Lamoriello has made it clear that there are “no promises” of a contract at the conclusion of camp.
Brunner wants a large sum of money, about $3 million a season, but that may be a little more than he is worth. Remember, they may not want to spend the remainder of their $3.8 million of cap space on a player who has only played 44 career regular season games in the NHL.
However, if the Devils do sign Brunner after camp, they will have one of the deepest rosters in the entire NHL. It has been a great offseason for the Devils and it continues to look like it will be a great season.