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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday re-signed veteran defenseman Brennan Evans to a one-year contract.
Evans, 32, spent the past two seasons with Grand Rapids, tallying 24 points (4-20—24) and 259 penalty minutes in 144 regular season games. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound blueliner picked up four goals, 13 assists and 17 points during his 2013-14 campaign with the Griffins, exceeding his 11-year professional records for both goals (3) and points (16). Including his 2013 Calder Cup-clinching goal, Evans has also picked up two goals and six assists in 34 playoff appearances since joining the Griffins in 2012. In 780 career AHL games, the North Battleford, Saskatchewan, native has amassed 124 points (18-106—124) and 1,608 PIM.
Evans’ only NHL action came in the 2004 playoffs, when he skated in two games with the Calgary Flames during their series against the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to turning pro, Evans spent five seasons in the Western Hockey League, recording 41 points (12-29—41) in 257 games and capturing a Memorial Cup with Kootenay in 2001-02.