Brule Chosen in Draft's Round One
Eclipsed by the top choice of Sidney Crosby, well-regarded Gilbert Brule was the top pick for the Blue Jackets . The 5'10" 175 pound center is descibed as a tough, quick and hard-working grinder with a right-hand shot, possibly in the Kris Draper mold but with a potentially higher upside. It should be noted that Brule was a two-time scholastic player of the year so add intelligence to his list of strengths. If those qualities bear fruit through hard work, Columbus has an excellent prospect.