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.
January 15, 1975|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
New Jersey Devils|
143rd overall, 1993|
New Jersey Devils
Brûlé 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. Brûlé 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, Brûlé 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, Brûlé 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, Brûlé joined the Devils for a single game in place of Sergei Brylin. However, when the Devils defeated the defending champion Dallas Stars, Brûlé, without a regular season game in his career, had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Brûlé 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. Brûlé 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.
Brûlé 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 Brûlé left for Europe signing with German team Krefeld Pinguine of the DEL on July 22, 2004. After the Lockout Brûlé opted to stay in Europe spending time in the Austrian, and Swiss leagues.
After seven years abroad on June 23, 2011, Brûlé signed a one-year contract returning to play in Canada with the Saguenay Marquis of the LNAH.
Brûlé scored 11 goals in a game against some of his friends in a game in 2011.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|2001–02||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||77||21||42||63||50||3||0||1||1||0|
Awards and achievementsEdit
|Michel Bergeron Trophy||1993|
|Second All-Star Team||1995|
|Calder Cup (Albany River Rats)||1995|
|Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)||2000|
|Champion (EHC Visp)||2011|
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
- "Leafs Accuse Devils of Hit and Run". New York Times. April 20, 2000. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- "Western Conference movement". ESPN. 2000-09-20. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "Wild gain confidence from rally". ESPN. 2002-10-27. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "Steve Brule arrives in Saguenay!" (in French). Saguenay Marquis. 2011-06-23. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Picture of Steve Brule's Name on the 2000 Stanley Cup Plaque