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Forward Jesper Bratt signs long-term contract extension

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The New Jersey Devils 2016 sixth-round draft pick Jesper Bratt signed an eight-year contract extension with the home club this afternoon. Bratt locks up the future after taking a chance on himself with a one year contract in 2022-23 — he played in all 82 games for the Devils and scored 32 goals and 41 assists for 73 points.

This is Bratt’s largest and longest contract of his career, showing the teams is pleased with his production and expect him to be a big part of the team in the future. The eight-year $63 million contract carries a $7,875,000 AAV, making him the third highest paid Devil behind Dougie Hamilton and Jack Hughes.

Bratt has proven himself to be a key piece to the Devils offense, scoring 276 points in 376 games and playing upwards of 18 minutes per night. This is a great value deal for the Devils as he is solidly within his prime at 25 years-old.