RELEASE: Devils sign Bratt again for two-year deal

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The New Jersey Devils reopened restricted free agent forward Jesper Bratt today on a two-year contract worth $ 5,500,000, with an average annual value of $ 2,750,000. The breakdown is as follows: 2020-2021, $ 2,050,000 and 2021-22, $ 3,450,000. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President / General Manager of Devils, Tom Fitzgerald.
Bratt, 22, led the club in evenly matched goals with 15 and set career highs with 16 goals and 101 shots (15.8% shooting percentage) in his 2019-20 campaign. The Stockholm, Sweden native has scored 37 goals, 63 assists, 100 points and five game-winning goals in 185 games played as the devil. Bratt collected the 100th point of his NHL / NJD career on March 6 against St. Louis.
During the 2017-18 season, Bratt set career highs with 74 games played, 22 assists, 35 points and four power play goals. He set a franchise record and is one of five players in the past 17 seasons to score 5PTS (3G-2A) in the first 2 games of his NHL career.
Bratt was selected by New Jersey in the sixth round, 162nd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft. He was signed by the team on May 12, 2017 and made his NHL debut on October 7 against Colorado where he scored his first career goal and assist.

The 5’10 “, 175-pound winger spent two seasons, 2015-17, playing for AIK (Allsvenskan) in Sweden. In 95 career games, he has collected 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points. He represented Sweden at the U18 Hlinka 2016 Gretzky Cup and 2019 World Championships.

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