SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.
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-- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Barry Brust to a multi-year contract and right wing Jesse Schultz to a 2008-09 contract. As per club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
MORE: BARRY BRUST'S NHL.COM BIO | JESSE SCHULTZ'S NHL.COM BIO
Brust, 24 (8/8/83), posted a record of 24-16-3 with a 2.27 goals against average (GAA), a .919 save percentage and four shutouts in 43 games during his first season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Houston Aeros in 2007-08. He ranked sixth in the AHL in GAA, tied for sixth in save percentage and shutouts and was named the AHL’s Goalie of the Month in April. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound native of Swan River, Manitoba was 1-2 with a 1.78 GAA, a .932 save percentage and one shutout in three playoff games for the Aeros. Brust appeared in 11 NHL contests with the Los Angeles Kings in 2006-07 recording a 2-4-1 mark with a 3.70 GAA and a .878 save percentage. He was originally selected by Minnesota in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Schultz, 25 (9/28/82), recorded 66 points (26-40=66) including six power play goals, 43 penalty minutes (PIM) and a plus-15 rating while skating in all 80 regular season games for the AHL’s Chicago Wolves in 2007-08. He added 14 points (8-6=14) in 24 playoff contests to help lead Chicago to the Calder Cup title. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound native of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan skated in two NHL contests with the Vancouver Canucks in 2006-07. He is a cousin of Wild defenseman Nick Schultz.