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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.
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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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