Brett Gallant Keeps Eye on Blue Jackets Prospects

| Jason Feigel

Tough guy Brett Gallant keeps watch over Blue Jackets’ prospects

The scabs and scars on the knuckles of Brett Gallant tell stories about his profession he sometimes chooses not to reveal.

For instance, he politely declines to discuss the battles in the backyard rink his father built for his three boys on Prince Edward Island. Like a family of cops all three kids have grown to become enforcers of a certain distinction in major-junior and minor-league hockey.

While the 27-year-old Gallant doesn’t like to offer details about what makes him a good teammate, there’s no shortage of Blue Jackets’ prospects willing to discuss his value to the organization.

“I always felt safe when he was on the ice or in the games,” said defenseman Zach Werenski, who spent time with Gallant last season on the Calder Cup champion Lake Erie Monsters.

“He’s just a great guy,” added forward Josh Anderson. “He’s the guy who looks out for his teammates. He’ll do anything for you.”