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Gilbert Brule

Gilbert Brule  #8

Center
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: January 1, 1987
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 187 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
2013-14: Skated in 8:54 of ice time with 3 hits at OTT, Dec. 21…Made his season debut and skated in 12:39 of ice time with 2 shots at TOR, Dec. 19…Recalled from Portland (AHL), Dec. 10…Posted 7-5-12 with a plus-3 rating in 11 games with the Pirates this season…Ranked tied for 2nd on the team in goals at the time of his recall.
 
2012-13: Played in 14 games for Zurich (Swiss-A), totaling 0-6-6 and a plus-3 rating.
 
2011-12: Registered 5-9-14 with a plus-7 rating in 33 games with PHX…Appeared in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff Games with the Coyotes, totaling 2-1-3.
 
NOTES: Has also played for CBJ and EDM.
WHL West First All-Star Team (2005) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2005) Canadian Major Junior Scholastic Player of the Year (2005) WHL West Second All-Star Team (2006) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2006) Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup - Leading Scorer) (2006) Missed majority of 2005-06 due to sternum (October 7, 2005 vs. Calgary) and leg (November 30, 2005 at Minnesota) injuries. Traded to Edmonton by Columbus for Raffi Torres, July 1, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Edmonton, January 10, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), August 13, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Portland (AHL), October 14, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, November 30, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, January 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres