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Gilbert Brule

Gilbert Brule  #8

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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)
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

It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday