It was announced on Saturday that the Phoenix Coyotes signed former first round draft pick Gilbert Brule to a one year, two-way deal. A two-way deal means that he’ll be playing with two different teams.
In this case, it’s a Russian KHL team. According to an article on the Associated Press, found on ESPN,
The announcement by the team Saturday came five days after Mettalurg Magnitogorsk of the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League said it had reached a preliminary agreement with the 26-year-old forward for the remainder of this season.
Brule reportedly still must clear waivers before being re-assigned to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate.
Brule has played in eight games for the Pirates this season with six goals and two assists. Brule has played in 296 regular season NHL games in parts of seven seasons with Columbus, Edmonton and Phoenix.
Brule was a former first round draft pick; he was selected sixth overall in the 2005 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
What do you think of the signing? Will Brule prove to be worth the one year deal he signed with the Coyotes? Will he be able to make an impact despite being signed to a two way deal? Leave a comment below.