Golden Knights select Brisson with 1st round pick

Forward spent last year with Chicago of the USHL

Mitch Kelly
October 07, 2020 - 5:23 am
Vegas Golden Knights 1st round pick Brendon Brisson

Vegas Golden Knights

DEER LODGE, MT (October 6, 2020) - The Vegas Golden Knights selected forward Brendan Brisson 29th overall on the first day of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The team made their selection from the Vegas Golden Knights NHL Draft Command Center at Rock Creek Cattle Company in Deer Lodge, Montana because the draft is being held virtually.

Brisson recorded 59 points (24 G, 34 A) to go with 50 penalty minutes in 45 games for the Chicago Steel (USHL) during the 2019-20 season. During his 2018-19 campaign with the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), Brisson finished with one goal in six games. He slated to play the 2020-21 season at the University of Michigan.

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Brendan Brisson, Forward
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 18
Shoots: Left

- Played 45 games for Chicago Steel in the USHL and totaled 59 points (24 G, 35 A) with 50 PIMs

- Awarded USHL Rookie of the Year and made USHL All-Rookie Team and USHL First All-Star Team

- Lead the USA U19 team in points with 12 (5 G, 7 A)