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Devils Re-Sign Defensemen Sheldon Brookbank & Mike Mottau

Devils Re-Sign Free Agents Brookbank and Mottau

Thursday, 05.22.2008 / 4:55 PM / News
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Devils Re-Sign Defensemen Sheldon Brookbank & Mike Mottau
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed free agent defensemen Sheldon Brookbank and Mike Mottau to new contracts.  The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello.  As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.

Brookbank, 27, completed his first NHL season/seventh pro campaign in 2007-08.  He recorded eight assists in 44 appearances with New Jersey, making his season debut October 25.  Brookbank also saw action in one game with the AHL’s Lowell Devils.  The 6-2, 215-lb. native of Lanigan, Sask. was claimed off waivers from Columbus on October 2, 2007.  Brookbank was recipient of the 2007 Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman.

Mottau, 30, recorded four goals and 13 assists for 17 points and 48 penalty minutes during his eighth pro season.  His 76 games played in 2007-08 were tops among New Jersey defensemen.  Mottau signed with the Devils as a free agent on July 17, 2006.  The 6’0, 190-lb. defenseman has career totals of four goals and 16 assists for 20 points and 61 penalty minutes in 99 games with NY Rangers, Calgary, and New Jersey.  Mottau played four seasons at Boston College, and was the 2000 recipient of the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top collegiate player.  The native of Quincy, MA was the NY Rangers tenth choice, and 182nd overall selection in the 1997 Entry Draft.

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