Local newspaper here wrote today that Brunner signed a 4 year contract worth 1 million Francs a season ( little more than 1 million dollars per year)
He has become the highest paid player in the league (of all times). not bad for a 50 game season
Lugano signed him because the coach is Patrick Fischer, who used to play with him in Zug. Lugano is also the team who could or wanted to afford this contract.
he does have an exit clause in case the NHL calls again...