Report: Wings to Sign Swiss Forward Brunner

Swiss media – followed closely by several Detroit-based outlets – reported this morning that the Red Wings have reached a deal with forward Damien Brunner.

Brunner was the leading scorer for Zug of the Swiss National League A last season.  He scored 24 goals and added 36 assists in 45 games.

At 5’10” and 176 pounds, Brunner is small but has been described as being smooth-skating and having a good shot.

While a deal may have been agreed upon, the Wings cannot formally sign Brunner until July 1.  Additionally, he is not a lock to play in North America for 2012-13.  He has a Swiss contract for the coming season with an out clause but reportedly does not want to play in the AHL.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

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