Gilbert Brule will be attending Phoenix’s training camp
— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) July 24, 2013
Brulé was selected sixth overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He remained the highest-drafted Giants player in team history until Evander Kane was selected fourth overall in 2009. During the 2008 off-season, Brulé was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Raffi Torres on July 1, 2008.He was one of the final cuts in his first training camp with the Oilers and was assigned to the Springfield Falcons, Edmonton’s AHL affiliate.On October 17, 2008, he suffered a knee-on-knee hit from opposing defenceman Adam McQuaid during a game against the Providence Bruins, causing him to miss several contests injured.During a call-up to the NHL later in the season, Brulé scored his first goal with the Oilers on January 11, 2009, in a 2–1 win against the St. Louis Blues.He was re-assigned to Springfield 10 days later.Finishing the season with 3 points in 11 games with the Oilers and 24 points in 39 games with the Falcons, he was re-signed by Edmonton in the off-season to a one-year, two-way contract on August 12, 2009.
After recording 18 points (8 goals and 10 assists) over 27 games with the Barons, Brulé was recalled by the Oilers on January 9, 2012, however, after not clearing waivers, he was consequently claimed by the Coyotes. Last season, after recording no goals in 14 points with the Zurich Lions, he was released by the Swiss league club.
The gifted goal scoring power expected from him as yet to show up, as after 7 seasons, Brule has only 95 points in 296 career games.
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