Jasper Brett agreed to a one-year contract with the Devils, avoiding arbitration.

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The New Jersey Devils have agreed to terms with winger Jasper Brett on a one-year, $5.45 million contract, according to a team announcement. Brett, formerly a restricted free agent, agreed to the deal Wednesday just hours before the two sides went to arbitration.

The 24-year-old is coming off a season in which he recorded a career-high 73 points (26 goals and 47 assists) in 76 games. Brett’s previous career high was 35 points, which he recorded during his rookie season in 2017-18.

Brett also recorded career highs in goals (26), assists (47 percent), shots (197), power play points (18) and game-winning goals (6) during the 2021-22 campaign. His points, goals and assists led the Devils last season.

In 307 career games, Brett has scored 70 goals and has 133 assists. His 203 career points are the most by a player selected outside the first two rounds of the 2016 NHL Draft. Brett also became the youngest Devils player to record 70 or more points in a season since Patrick Elias and Scott Gomez accomplished the feat during the 1999-2000 season.

The Swedish import has spent his entire five-year career as a member of the Devils after being selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Brett will likely skate on New Jersey’s top line alongside center Jake Hughes and free agent signing Ondrej Palat when the 2022-23 season begins.