The Phoenix Coyotes claimed center Gilbert Brule off re-
entry waivers from the Edmonton Oilers, general manager
Maloney announced Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Brule was the sixth overall pick of the
Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and made
his league debut later that year, scoring 2 goals in 7
Brule spent three seasons total in Columbus, scoring a
of 12 goals in 146 games.
In 2008, the Blue Jackets traded Brule to Edmonton for
Torres, who ironically, will now be Brule’s teammate in
In his first year in Edmonton, Brule registered career
in goals (17), assists (20) and points (37).
The 5-foot-11, 187 pound Edmonton native had played 27
with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey
this season, registering 8 goals and 10 assists.
Brule will wear jersey #8 with the Coyotes.
Center Boyd Gordon was also activated off of the injured
reserve list on Tuesday after missing seven games with a