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Oilers acquire Gilbert Brule from Columbus

Tuesday, 01.07.2008 / 11:45 AM / Transactions
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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)
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The Edmonton Oilers have obtained centre Gilbert Brule from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for left wing Raffi Torres.

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.

Gilbert Brule
5'10, 189 lbs
Born: Jan. 1, 1987 in Edmonton, AB

  Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002-03 Quesnel BCHL 48 32 25 57 71          
2002-03 Vancouver WHL 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0
2003-04 Vancouver WHL 67 25 35 60 100 11 4 5 9 10
2004-05 Vancouver WHL 70 39 48 87 169 6 1 3 4 8
2005-06 Vancouver WHL 27 23 15 38 40 18 16 14 30 44
2005-06 Columbus   NHL 7 2 2 4 0          
2006-07 Columbus NHL 78 9 10 19 28          
2007-08 Columbus NHL 61 1 8 9 24          
2007-08 Syracuse AHL 16 5 5 10 44 13 2 3 5 16
  NHL Totals   146 12 20 32 52          

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