Devils claim Sheldon Brookbank off waivers
Brookbank, 27, posted 15 goals and 38 assists for 53 points and 176 penalty minutes in 78 games with Milwaukee (AHL) last season. In 2006-07, he won the Eddie Shore Trophy as the league’s outstanding defenseman, was named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team, and played in the league’s All-Star Game. Brookbank made his NHL debut by appearing in three games with Nashville, February 6-10, 2007, posting his first career point with an assist February 6 at Pittsburgh. Born in Lanigan, Sask., he is in his seventh pro season, and has also seen action with Mississippi (ECHL), Grand Rapids (AHL), and Cincinnati (AHL). Undrafted, he was signed as a free agent by Columbus July 1, 2007.