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B-Sens sign backstop Brust

The Binghamton Senators announced today they have signed goaltender Barry Brust a one-year American Hockey League contract.

Brust, 26, split the 2009-10 season between the AHL’s Houston Aeros and the ECHL’s Florida Everblades. In 15 games with Houston, Brust went 6-6-0 with a 2.46 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. In 16 games with the Everblades, he went 9-3-2 with a 2.24 GAA and a .926 save percentage.

Brust saw action in 11 National Hockey League games for the Los Angeles Kings during the 2006-07 season, where he went 2-4-1 with a 3.70 GAA and .878 save percentage.

The 6-2, 225-pound Brust has appeared in 139 career AHL games with Houston and Manchester, amassing a record of 67-52-7 with a 2.25 GAA and a .916 save percentage. He was recognized by the American Hockey League, along with Aeros teammate Nolan Schaefer, with the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award for the 2007-08 season. The award goes to the goaltenders on the team that allows the fewest goals during the regular season.

An AHL All-Star in 2009, the Swan River, Man., native was the Minnesota Wild’s third-round pick (73rd overall) of the 2002 National Hockey League Entry Draft.