It’s been 7 seasons since 10th year, veteran defenseman Bruno Gervais(37) has skated in a game in the minor leagues but finds himself reassigned to Adirondack Phantoms under a one-way contract with Philadelphia Flyers through the end of 2013/2014.
In 10 AHL games he has a pair of goals and three assists with a +1 rating and looks to be highly affective moving the puck and playing smart with the team.
The 6’1″ 197 lbs. blue liner has made 419 NHL appearances, 6 seasons with New York Islanders, the team that selected him in 6th round of the 2003 draft (#182 overall) but also 1-year runs with Tampa Bay Lightning and in 2012/2013 with the Flyers.
16 goals and 71 assists isn’t exactly tons of offensive upside but his -82 rating is kind of unreal, although in some circumstances the teams he was suiting up for had GAA situations.
We assume big questions remained to be answered as to where he will sign to play next year but we’re sure it will be something pretty darn good for this well-proven d-man.
Original story: 11/3-13
He didn’t have great numbers at 3 goals and 10 assists with a -10 rating but certainly helped guide the youngsters in the system quite nicely.
Tough to say how much time the soon-to-be 31-year old will have left on the ice but should have a few good runs with some overseas clubs.