Devils Trade Top-Scoring Broten to North Stars, Get Center Brooke
Aaron Broten, the top scorer in the New Jersey Devils’ history, was traded today to the Minnesota North Stars for center Bob Brooke.
The deal unites Broten with his older brother, Neal, for the first time since 1980-81 when they were with the University of Minnesota.
Aaron Broten, in his nine-year NHL career, all with the Devils, has scored 469 points on 162 goals and 307 assists in 641 games. This season in 42 games, he has 18 points, including 10 goals and eight assists, playing primarily on a checking line.
Brooke is a six-year NHL veteran acquired by the North Stars in November, 1986, in a trade with the New York Rangers, along with a fourth-round draft pick in 1988 for Curt Giles, Tony McKegney and a second-round 1988 draft pick.
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