Julien Brouillette

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Julien Brouillette
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Born (1986-12-05) December 5, 1986 (age 30)
St. Esprit, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
St. John's IceCaps
Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets
Karlskrona HK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Julien Brouillette (born December 5, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]

In 2007 he turned professional signing as an undrafted player with the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL going with the team into the playoffs. In 2008 he signed with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL. He played there for two seasons and the team went to the playoffs both years. During the 2009 season, he played for both the Providence Bruins and Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.

In the 2010–11 season Brouillette signed with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL. On December 14, he was loaned to the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL and signed a Professional Tryout with the team.[1] On January 23, 2011, he was signed to a Standard Players Contract with the Monsters ending his contract with the Road Warriors. He remained with the Monsters for the duration of the season, posting career highs of 2 goals and 19 points in 49 games. Following the Monsters first round elimination, Brouillette was returned to the Road Warriors on loan to play in their final post season game.[2]

On July 11, 2011, Brouillette was signed to a one-year contract with the Hershey Bears of the AHL for the 2011–12 season.[3] In playing a career high 74 games, Brouillette was a fixture on the Bears defense, to post 7 goals and 21 points. In the 2012–13 season, his second within the Bears organization, Brouillette was reassigned to ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals, to begin the year as a flow on effect of the NHL lockout.[4] After 1 game with the Royals, Brouillette was recalled to Hershey and reclaimed his position to contribute with 7 points in 61 contests.

On April 5, 2013, Brouillette signed his first NHL contract, a one-year deal with NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals, for the following 2013–14 season.[5] Midway through the season whilst with the Bears, Brouillette received his first ever NHL recall by the Capitals on February 6, 2014.[6] He made his long-awaited NHL debut the following night, providing a primary assist in a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Washington.[7] In his second game, Brouillette scored his first NHL goal, which stood as the game-winner in a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on February 8, 2014.[8]

On August 8, 2014, Brouillette signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets.[9] After competing in the Jets training camp, Brouillette was assigned to AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps to begin the 2014–15 season. Brouillette would play the majority of the season with the IceCaps, however earned a recall to feature in one game with the Jets.

On June 1, 2015, approaching free-agency, Brouillette opted to leave the NHL and sign his first European contract on a one-year deal with newly promoted Swedish club, Karlskrona HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).[10] In his only season abroad in the 2015–16 season, Brouillette captained Karlskrona and appeared in 52 games, contributing with 5 goals and 17 points from the blueline.

Brouillette opted to return to his native Canada as a free agent in the following summer. Unable to attract interest to sign in the NHL, Brouillette initially agreed to a one-month contract in the LNAH with Saint-Georges Cool FM 103.5 on September 16, 2016.[11] He featured in 8 games with Saint-Georges before he signed a professional try-out deal to return to the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL, now an affiliate to the Montreal Canadiens on November 4, 2016.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 24 0 0 0 7 18 0 4 4 0
2004–05 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 65 7 11 18 61 17 4 4 8 23
2005–06 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 70 10 42 52 86 9 1 3 4 8
2006–07 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 68 10 43 53 52 4 1 2 3 8
2007–08 Columbia Inferno ECHL 67 6 11 17 55 13 0 4 4 6
2008–09 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 70 11 18 29 67 6 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 47 13 20 33 23 7 0 5 5 2
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 21 1 3 4 4
2010–11 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 25 11 12 23 8 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 49 2 15 17 20 7 1 1 2 2
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 74 7 14 21 24 3 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Reading Royals ECHL 1 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 61 2 5 7 35 5 0 3 3 0
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 51 10 10 20 22
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 10 1 1 2 0
2014–15 St. John's IceCaps AHL 49 7 11 18 16
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Karlskrona HK SHL 52 5 12 17 32
NHL totals 11 1 1 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Erie to lose captain Liffiton at least six weeks to injury". The Plain Dealer. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Breakthrough season for Brouillette". American Hockey League. 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Bears ink Wellar, Brouillette". LDNews.com. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Defenseman Julien Brouillette assigned to Reading Royals". Reading Royals. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Caps sign Julian Brouillette for 2013-14". Hershey Bears. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Capitals recall defensemen Julien Brouillette and Patrick Wey from Hershey". Washington Capitals. 2014-02-06. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Ovechkin's 40th goal part of Capitals 4-2 win over Jets". National Hockey League. 2014-02-07. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Capitals blank Devils as Brouillette scores first goal". National Hockey League. 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Jets sign Brouillette to one-year, two-way contract". The Sports Network. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  10. ^ "Defender complete for KHK" (in Swedish). Karlskrona HK. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  11. ^ "Cool FM sign former NHL defenseman Julien Brouillette" (in French). enbeauce.com. 2016-09-16. Retrieved 2016-09-16. 
  12. ^ "IceCaps sign defenseman Julien Brouillette to PTO". St. John's IceCaps. 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 

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