Guillaume Brisebois
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Guillaume Brisebois

Hometown:

St. Hilaire Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-07-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd Round (66th Overall), 2015

Weight:

175 lbs.

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History

2012-13:  Guillaume Brisebois played for College Antoine-Girouard Gaulois in the Quebec midget AAA league. In 40 regular season games he scored 5 goals with 17 assists and 10 penalty minutes. College Antoine-Girouard reached the playoff semifinals, falling to Laval-Montreal, 2-1, in the decisive game of their best-of-seven series. Brisebois scored 1 goal with 4 assists and 4 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. He played for Team White in the Quebec Games, recording an assist in five games. Brisebois was selected by Acadie-Bathurst in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft. 

2013-14: Brisebois made the jump to the QMJHL as a 16-year-old — skating in 60 regular season games for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan —  and played for the Canada Quebec U17 team in the 2014 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 3 goals with 16 assists and was -23 with 26 penalty minutes in his first season. The Titan finished fourth in the Maritimes Division, winning 22 of 68 games, and were swept by eventual champion Val-d’Or in a first-round series. Brisebois scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -8 with 2 penalty minutes in the four-game series. He had no points nor penalties in six games with Canada Quebec at the World Hockey Challenge. 

2014-15: Brisebois skated for the Canada U18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before returning to Acadie-Bathurst for his second season and finished the year with Canada’s bronze medal squad at the 2015 U18 World Junior Championship. A team captain for the Titan, he scored 4 goals with 24 assists and was -40 with 34 penalty minutes in 63 games. Acadie-Bathurst finished last in the Maritimes Division, missing the playoffs after winning a league-low 17 games. Brisebois had 3 assists and was +8 with 4 penalty minutes in five games for Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament. He scored 1 goal and was -5 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games at the WJC. Canada defeated host Switzerland in the bronze medal game. Brisebois skated for Team Orr in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine in June. He was ranked 41st amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings prior to the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

A lanky defender with room to grow physically, Brisebois has only been playing defense since bantam. Because of that, he is still learning some of the nuances of the position, but his skating ability and offensive instincts have stood out. As an alternate captain for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan as a 17-year-old, he also has strong leadership skills, which should aid him in his journey toward a pro career. Brisebois is a very good skater with quickness and mobility. Brisebois is a smart player, able to read the play well and make good decisions with the puck. He has solid defensive abilities as well but will need to improve on his physical play. Brisebois also displays strong leadership qualities and character. Just a good all-around two-way defenseman with some upside.

Future
Brisebois will captain the Titans again in 2015-16 on what should be a much improved hockey team. Long term Brisebois projects as a second or third pair, two-way defenseman capable of all duties. He will be constantly reminded by the Canucks fans that Eddie Lack was traded to obtain the pick used to draft him.

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