Oilers acquire Gilbert Brule from Columbus
|Gilbert Brule (17) delivers a hit to Vancouver Canucks' Sami Salo, of Finland, during the first period of NHL hockey action in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Richard Lam)|
The Blue Jackets' first choice, sixth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft scored a goal and eight assists with 24 penalty minutes in 61 games for Columbus in 2007-08. Brule has spent the last two seasons with Columbus, scoring a career-high 9-10-19 in 78 games in 2006-07. He made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets in 2005-06 and scored 2-2-4 in seven games.
The 5’10”, 189 pound Edmonton native has scored 12-20-32 with 52 penalty minutes in 146 career games over three seasons in Columbus.
Prior to turning pro with Columbus, the 21-year-old centre played four seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants. He scored 87-98-185 with 309 penalty minutes in 165 games with the Giants from 2002-03 to 2005-06. Brule capped his junior career by leading the Giants to a WHL championship and a Memorial Cup appearance in 2005-06. He was named WHL playoff MVP after scoring 16-14-30 in 18 playoff games and then earned the Ed Chynoweth Trophy as the Memorial Cup’s leading scorer. A two-time WHL All-Star, Brule was named the CHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year in 2005.
5'10, 189 lbs
Born: Jan. 1, 1987 in Edmonton, AB