Bruno Gervais

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Bruno Gervais
Bruno Gervais Lightning 2012-02-12.JPG
Gervais with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2012.
Born (1984-10-03) October 3, 1984 (age 30)
Longueuil, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 182nd overall, 2003
New York Islanders
Playing career 2004–present

Bruno Gervais (born October 3, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL) whilst under contract to the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played with the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Gervais with the New York Islanders.

Playing career[edit]

Gervais was selected in the sixth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, 182nd overall, by the New York Islanders. Gervais was named captain of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the QMJHL as an 18-year-old even though there were many veteran players. In his 19-year-old season he hurt his knee at the December tryout camp for team Canada's under 20 team. He missed the rest of the season.

After scoring a career high 19 points in 63 games with the Islanders in the 2008–09 season, he was selected as the Nassau County Athlete of the Year Award in 2009.[1]

On June 25, 2011, he was traded after 7 seasons within the Islanders organization to the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations.[2] Two days later Gervais was signed by Tampa Bay to a one-year contract.[3] He played in 50 games during 2011–12 season with the Lightning, scoring a career high 6 goals.

After one season in Tampa Bay, Gervais signed a two-year contract as a free agent worth $1.65 million with the Philadelphia Flyers.[4] Viewed as a depth defenseman, and after a short stint with heilbronner Falken of the German 2nd Bundesliga, he filled in as the Flyers’ sixth blue liner in the lockout shortened 2012–13 season.

In the second year of his contract with the Flyers, Gervais failed to make the team out of training camp. After clearing waivers he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, for the duration of the 2013–14 season. In 59 games he led the Phantoms on the Blueline with 10 goals and 26 points.

On July 1, 2014, he was signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[5]

Personal[edit]

He has a brother, Maxime, who played 8 games for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the QMJHL before playing semi-professionally within Quebec. Gervais is the childhood best friend of fellow Colorado Avalanche player Max Talbot.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 65 4 12 16 42 10 3 1 4 6
2002–03 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 72 22 28 50 73 11 3 5 8 14
2003–04 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 23 4 6 10 28
2004–05 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 8 22 30 58
2005–06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 55 16 25 41 70 7 1 2 3 0
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 27 3 4 7 8
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 51 0 6 6 28 5 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 0 0 0 6
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 60 0 13 13 34
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 69 3 16 19 33
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 71 3 14 17 31
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 53 0 6 6 30
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50 6 7 13 8
2012–13 Heilbronner Falken 2.GBun 9 0 3 3 18
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 37 1 5 6 10
2013–14 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 59 10 16 26 24
NHL totals 418 16 71 87 182 5 1 1 2 2

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