Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Jesper Bratt to a three-year, entry-level contract. Bratt was New Jersey’s eighth choice (sixth round), 162nd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Bratt, 18, spent the last four seasons, 2013-17, in Sweden with the AIK organization. In 2016-17 he skated in 46 games with AIK’s Allsvenskan league club, scoring six goals, 16 assists for a career-high 22 points and six penalty minutes. The left-shooting forward also notched one goal and one assist in eight post-season qualification games for the club. Additionally, Bratt played in one contest for AIK’s under-20 junior squad, notching one assist. The Stockholm-native represented his country in international competition for Sweden’s under-19 and under-20 teams, scoring a combined three goals and four assists for seven points in 10 games.
The 5-10, 175lb. winger has played in 95 career games in the Allsvenskan league, scoring 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points and 12 penalty minutes. In 2015-16, he won Silver Medals with Team Sweden at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and at the under-18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND.