Damien Brunner

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Damien Brunner
Damien Brunner - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Brunner in 2014.
Born (1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 28)
Kloten, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New Jersey Devils
Kloten Flyers
EV Zug
Detroit Red Wings
National team  Switzerland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

Damien Brunner (born March 9, 1986) is a Swiss professional ice hockey forward currently playing with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Brunner as a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

Brunner was born in Kloten, Switzerland, on March 9, 1986.[1] He played for the Kloten Flyers of the National League A in 2006–07 and 2007–08. In 2008–09, he moved to EV Zug. In 2011–12, Brunner had 60 points in 45 games. He led the NLA in points and was named the league's forward of the year.[2]

On July 1, 2012, Brunner signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL.[3] He then returned to EV Zug for the 2012–13 season[2] until the 2012–13 NHL lockout was resolved, where he started the shortened season with the Red Wings. He netted the game-winning shootout goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets, in his second game with the Red Wings. He scored his first NHL goal the next day against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars.[4]

Brunner played in the 2010 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Switzerland men's national ice hockey team.[5]

After turning down two and three year contract offers from the Detroit Red Wings, Brunner became an Unrestricted Free Agent. On September 16, 2013 he was signed by the New Jersey Devils on a pro tryout contract and attended the team's training camp. On September 24, 2013, he was signed by the New Jersey Devils to a two-year, $5 million contract.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Kloten U20 Elite Jr. A 6 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Kloten U20 Elite Jr. A 21 9 5 14 8
2005–06 EHC Winterthur Sui.1 17 18 11 29 28
2006–07 Kloten Flyers NLA 42 9 9 18 22 11 1 0 1 4
2007–08 Kloten Flyers NLA 50 5 2 7 6 5 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Kloten Flyers NLA 12 0 0 0 2
2008–09 HC Thurgau NLB 3 1 3 4 4
2008–09 EV Zug NLA 35 12 14 26 16 10 3 2 5 4
2009–10 EV Zug NLA 47 23 35 58 22 13 5 5 10 6
2010–11 EV Zug NLA 40 19 27 46 34 8 4 4 8 2
2011–12 EV Zug NLA 45 24 36 60 48 9 3 11 14 6
2012–13 EV Zug NLA 33 25 32 57 49
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 12 14 26 12 14 5 4 9 4
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 60 11 14 25 26
NLA totals 304 117 155 272 199 56 16 22 38 22
NHL totals 104 23 28 51 38 14 5 4 9 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Switzerland WC 5th 7 1 4 5 2
2012 Switzerland WC 11th 7 3 4 7 6
2014 Switzerland OG 9th 4 0 0 0 0
2014 Switzerland WC 10th 7 3 3 6 4
Senior totals 25 7 11 18 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damien Brunner". redwings.nhl.com. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Damien Brunner". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Red Wings sign Swiss forward Damien Brunner". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Lehtonen and Stars hold off Red Wings 2-1". nhl.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  5. ^ IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1. 
  6. ^ "Devils sign Brunner to multi-year contract". National Hockey League. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 

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