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The New Guy: Guillaume Brisebois

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The guy we traded Eddie lack for... Hope he likes tacos!

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Who is this Guy?

Name: Guillaume Brisebois

Position: D

Height: 6'1.75"

Weight: 175

Shoots: L

Born July 21, 1997 in Longueuil, QC

Current Team: Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)

Trader Jim pulled the trigger early this morning and dealt Eddie Lack to the Carolina Hurricanes for the 66th pick this year and a 7th round choice in 2016.  He then used the pick to select the Captain of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec league.  That's right, we drafted another leader... Obviously it's something the front office places high value on!

Final Rankings:

#48 by Hockeyprospect.com
#46 by ISS Hockey
#58 by Future Considerations
#41 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

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What Scouts Say

"Brisebois is a Tier IV draft prospect – He has a good chance of being selected in the second round and would be a good value pick in the third.  His defensive prowess and strong puck skills could have him as high as second pairing defenceman at the NHL level." - hockey prospectus

"Very fluid skating marks his game. His quickness and mobility allow him to defend very well and to beat the pressures that opponents are trying to apply.  Smart, reads the play well and makes very solid plays with the puck. He’s not going to overwhelm you with great skill or physical play but he has excellent consistency, reliability and efficiency." -Bob McKenzie, TSN

"Brisebois is another member of Team Canada who impressed at Ivan Hlinka, playing reliable minutes on the second and third pairings. Brisebois is a low-risk player who will be counted on to take on a heavy workload for Acadie-Bathurst." -mckeen's hockey

On Ice Performance

The stat that jumps off of the page is Brisebois's wonderful -40 this season... Fear not Canucks fans, this is an indictment of the Acadie-Bathurst roster and not that of Brisebois's play.  It was an incredibly young team that only won 17 games this season which would suggest that their big minute guys are going to see their +/- stat be very unsavory.

Brisebois was a part of Team Orr for the CHL's top prospect game where he was relied upon to keep guys like Dylan Strome and Mitch Marner in check.  He's also played games for Hockey Canada as a member of the Ivan Hlinka tournament as well as the U18 world championships.

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NHL Comparisons

Matt Carle, Dennis Wideman

More Information

http://thehockeywriters.com/guillaume-brisebois-the-next-ones-nhl-2015-draft-prospect-profile/

http://lastwordonsports.com/2015/05/18/2015-nhl-draft-profile-48-guillaume-brisebois/

http://www.tsn.ca/guillaume-brisebois-defence-1.295608