(Newark) The New Jersey Devils have signed an eight-year deal with one of their young talents, as Sweden’s Jesper Bratt has agreed to a $63 million contract.
The 24-year-old skater will average $7.875 million per season. the contract starts with a salary of 10 million next season and gradually drops to 6 million in 2030-31.
Bratt, who made $5.45 million in 2022-23, would become a restricted free agent. He scored 32 goals and added 41 assists, helping the Devils qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2018. He set career highs in goals and a plus-14 differential.
In his sixth season with the Devils, Bratt became the team’s first player with two straight seasons of 70 or more points since Zach Parisé, in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Bratt struggled in the playoffs, scoring just one goal and adding five assists in 12 games.
In his career, the Swede has scored 102 goals and has been instrumental in 174 others. His 276 points are the highest total among players drafted in the second round in 2016.