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2020 NHL Draft Profile: C Brendan Brisson

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From Sept. 27-Oct. 6, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile one prospect per day — 10 total — leading up to the 2020 NHL Draft as the Blackhawks prepare to pick No. 17 overall.

Brendan Brisson

Position: Center  

Height: 5-foot-11  

Weight: 179 pounds  

Shoots: Left

Scouting report:

"We got to see Brendan quite a bit in Chicago, and then he was playing up at Shattuck. Really smart player, likes to possess the puck, real good playmaker." — Blackhawks Vice President of Amateur Scouting Mark Kelley

"Brisson is an exceptionally skilled player. He is a dynamic playmaker who is incredibly fun to watch. He is an elite skater and there isn’t much you can say in that department, the guy skates like the wind. Brisson can stickhandle extremely well and makes some plays that make him look like Houdini. He processes the game at a very high level and makes plays the average player will and can not. Brisson completes almost all of his passes and can wire the puck with a hard and accurate shot." — The Prospect Network

Fit for Blackhawks:


Brisson is the son of prominent NHL agent Pat Brisson, whose clients include Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, and played this past season with the Chicago Steel of the USHL, where he registered 59 points (24 goals, 35 assists) in 45 games. The Blackhawks were able to scout him in their own backyard, so they certainly know what he brings to the table.

A skilled, playmaking-type center who’s draft stock is quickly rising, Brisson has the potential to be a top-six forward in the NHL, but patience will likely be required in his development as he slowly fills out his physical frame. Brisson committed to play next season at Michigan, where he will look to prove himself as a top player in the NCAA.

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