Gilbert Brule to NLA's Zurich Lions; one year deal

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 21: Gilbert Brule #8 of the Phoenix Coyotes shoots to score a second period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 21, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Gilbert Brule has signed a deal that will see him playing for the Zurich Lions in the Swiss league NLA this season. Brule, who was claimed off re-entry waivers from the Edmonton Oilers seemed to find the traction in the desert that he couldn't find with his two previous teams; Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers. In 45 games as a Phoenix Coyote, the 25 year old center netted 5 goals and 9 assists. During the Coyotes deep playoff run, Brule's increased his goal amount by 2 and adding an assist. Brule was set to be a unrestricted free agent at the end of the season but the Coyotes opted to not re-sign him.

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