Gilbert Brule C PHO 6 Days
Gilbert Brule has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.
The club announced the deal on Saturday after it was reported earlier this week that Brule would be heading to the KHL. Brule has six goals and two assists in eight games with AHL Portland this year and he hasn't played in the NHL since 2011-12. He has to clear waivers before he can report back to the AHL.
Gilbert Brule C PHO 2 Months
Gilbert has been released from his professional tryout with the Phoenix Coyotes.
He appeared in 33 games with the Coyotes in 2011-12 and he played briefly in Switzerland last year. Brule may have to settle for an AHL contract or try to find another deal overseas if he wants to continue playing.
Gilbert Brule C PHO 4 Months
Gilbert Brule has reportedly agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes.
He skated in 33 games with the Coyotes in 2011-12 and he contributed 14 points. Brule appeared in 14 contests with the ZSC Lions of the Swiss League last year, but he ended up getting released by the team. Signing a PTO gives him some flexibility if he doesn't earn a roster spot in Phoenix because he can try to find a job in Europe and not be immediately sent to the minors.
Gilbert Brule C PHO Oct 24 '12
Gilbert Brule has been released by the ZSC Lions of the Swiss League.
Brule had a rough stint in Switzerland, after failing to score a goal in 14 games for Zurich. The 2005 sixth overall pick has had a disappointing NHL career with just 95 points in 233 games. He split last year in the AHL and NHL, but did not receive a qualifying offer from Phoenix in July. He's now an unrestricted free agent.
Gilbert Brule C PHO Aug 13 '12
Gilbert Brule has signed a one-year contract with the ZSC Lions of the Swiss League, according to the Lions' website.
Brule split last year in the AHL and NHL, recording 14 points with the Coyotes in 33 games and 18 with the Oklahama City Barons. The forward was 2005 first-round pick (sixth overall) of the Blue Jackets who has certainly disappointed with 43 career goals and 52 career assists in 233 games.
Gilbert Brule C PHO Jun 27 '12
Gilbert Brule did not receive a qualifying offer from Phoenix, so he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
He recorded five goals and 19 points in 33 regular-season games with the Coyotes last season and had another three points in 12 playoff contests.
Gilbert Brule C PHO May 26 '12
The Phoenix Coyotes will probably not retain the services of Gilbert Brule.
Brule is scheduled to become a restricted free agent, but the Coyotes would need to make him a $1.85 million qualifying offer to retain his rights. "In order to retrain his rights, we have to qualify him at the number he made this past year, which is not something we'd do," Coyotes GM Don Maloney said. That means Brule will probably become an unrestricted free agent, although it's still possible that he'll agree to take a pay cut to stay with Phoenix.
Gilbert Brule C PHO May 25 '12
Gilbert Brule is scheduled to be a restricted free agent on July 1.
He will join Chris Summers and Kyle Chipchura as RFAs. Brule was the sixth overall pick in the 2005 Entry Draft by the Blue Jackets and while he has kicked around a bit as he was also a member of the Edmonton Oilers, he still has some offensive upside. Look for the Coyotes to re-sign the forward in the off-season.
Gilbert Brule C PHO May 01 '12
The Phoenix Coyotes' fourth line has been a key to them jumping out to a 2-0 second-round series lead against the Nashville Predators.
The fourth line of Gilbert Brule, Kyle Chipchura and Daymond Langkow have combined for nine points in the Yotes' eight playoff games. Brule has two markers, Chipchura one and Langkow four assists. If you're getting that kind of production from your bottom line, you should be tough to beat. "Those guys are really solid players for us," coach Dave Tippett said. "If you look at it, we don't really have matchups. Everybody plays against everybody and everybody's expected to do the job and those guys have done a heck of a job for us. Not just giving us quality minutes; they're creating chances.