Bruno Gervais was drafted 182nd overall in the sixth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. The Longueuil, Quebec native spent three seasons (2001-2004) in the QMJHL with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, where he finished with 76 points and a +26 rating in 160 total games. During his time with the Titan, he was named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team and was also named team captain at only 18 years old, despite there being many veterans on the team. He spent all of 2004-05 and most of the following season with the Islanders’ AHL team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He also appeared in 27 games with the New York Islanders during the 2005-06 season, including his NHL debut on December 4th against the Detroit Red Wings. He then scored his first career goal on March 19th against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He missed 31 games during the 2006-07 season due to an ankle injury. The following season wasn’t much better as he missed 22 games due to more injuries, including a concussion. He did, however, manage to win the Nassau County Athlete of the Year Award and also signed a three-year contract with the Islanders during the off-season. His best season so far has been in 2008-09, where he set new-career highs with 69 games played (missed 13 games due to a leg injury), 16 assists and 19 points. At 6’1 and around 200 pounds, Gervais is an all-around good offensive-minded defenseman. But he needs to stay injury-free, as this has been his biggest problem so far.