Steve Brûlé

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Steve Brûlé
Born (1975-01-15) January 15, 1975 (age 40)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New Jersey Devils
Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 143rd overall, 1993
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1995–2013

Steve Brûlé (born January 15, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He last played competitively with Jonquière Marquis of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey. He played in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche.

Playing career[edit]

Brule was drafted 143rd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted from St. Jean Lynx of the QMJHL where he was a prolific scorer as a junior winning the Michel Bergeron Trophy in 1992–93. Brule made his professional debut at the end of the 1994–95 season with Devils affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the AHL, helping the Rats capture the Calder Cup with 14 points in 14 playoff games.

Due to a strong Devils outfit, Brule spent the next five years with the River Rats, where he was a dependable scoring force. At the end of the 1999–2000 season with the River Rats, Brule was among a handful of players that made up their taxi squad of the Devils in case of injury or slump. When the Devils played against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brule joined the Devils for a single game in place of Sergei Brylin.[1] However, when the Devils defeated the defending champion Dallas Stars, Brule, without a regular season game in his career, had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

Brule then signed with the Detroit Red Wings on July 20, 2000, and failing to make the team was assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the IHL.[2] Brule then spent the 2001–02 season with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL before he signed with the Colorado Avalanche on July 22, 2002. Steve made the Avlanche's opening night roster for the 2002–03 season and made his NHL regular season debut, but was subsequently sent to affiliate the Hershey Bears.[3]

Brule re-signed with the Avalanche on August 26, 2003, but again spent the year with the Bears, placing 2nd on the team in points with 58. During the 2004 NHL Lockout Brule left for Europe signing with German team Krefeld Pinguine of the DEL on July 22, 2004. After the Lockout Brule opted to stay in Europe spending time in the Austrian, and Swiss leagues.

After seven years abroad on June 23, 2011, Brule signed a one-year contract returning to play in Canada with the Saguenay Marquis of the LNAH.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 St. Jean Lynx QMJHL 70 33 47 80 46 4 0 0 0 9
1993–94 St. Jean Lynx QMJHL 66 41 64 105 46 5 2 1 3 0
1994–95 St. Jean Lynx QMJHL 69 44 64 108 42 7 3 4 7 8
1994–95 Albany River Rats AHL 3 1 4 5 0 14 9 5 14 4
1995–96 Albany River Rats AHL 80 30 21 51 37 4 0 0 0 17
1996–97 Albany River Rats AHL 79 28 49 77 27 16 7 7 14 12
1997–98 Albany River Rats AHL 80 34 43 77 34 13 8 3 11 4
1998–99 Albany River Rats AHL 78 32 52 84 35 5 3 1 4 4
1999–00 Albany River Rats AHL 75 30 46 76 18 5 1 2 3 0
1999–00 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Manitoba Moose IHL 78 21 48 69 22 13 3 10 13 12
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 77 21 42 63 50 3 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 49 18 19 37 30 5 4 0 4 8
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 79 29 29 58 82
2004–05 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 51 18 29 47 51
2005–06 EV Duisburg DEL 31 8 15 23 36
2005–06 Kassel Huskies DEL 18 2 4 6 22
2006–07 Graz EC EBEL 38 20 27 47 59
2007–08 EHC Chur NLB 31 26 24 50 96
2008–09 EHC Visp NLB 40 29 37 66 85 9 3 12 15 8
2009–10 HC Thurgau NLB 42 24 37 61 20
2010–11 HC Thurgau NLB 33 20 16 36 10
2010–11 EHC Visp NLB 12 5 13 18 8 17 6 6 12 8
2011–12 Saguenay Marquis LNAH 46 29 41 70 4 6 2 5 7 6
2012–13 Jonquière Marquis LNAH 38 14 26 40 32 11 5 7 12 0
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leafs Accuse Devils of Hit and Run". New York Times. April 20, 2000. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Western Conference movement". ESPN. 2000-09-20. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Wild gain confidence from rally". ESPN. 2002-10-27. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Steve Brule arrives in Saguenay!" (in French). Saguenay Marquis. 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 

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