The Vegas Knights drafted Michigan forward, Brendan Brisson, in the 2020 NHL draft with the 29th overall pick. After electing to stay at Michigan, his start to the season has been one to remember.
The Vegas Golden Knights drafted forward, Brendan Brisson, with the 29th pick in the 2020 NHL entry draft. After electing to stay in school, the Knights are going to be without their first-round pick for at least this season. Obviously teams would like to have their picks in their organization, but maybe the strides he’s taking in his game this season will benefit the Knights later on.
Brendan Brisson has been listed as a terrific all-around player since his 16U season. Looking back to that season, he played in 54 games in which he totaled 28 goals, 39 assists, for 67 total points. The next recorded season according to Elite Prospects was in the 2018-19 season in which he had his best statistical season. In that season with Shattucks St. Mary’s 18U prep, he played in 55 games in which he totaled 42 goals, and 59 assists for 101 total points.
It was clear after that season that he had every tool needed to become a terrific all-around player at any level. After that season he then went onto play with Chicago Steel for a season. In that season he played in 45 games in which he totaled 24 goals, 35 assists, for 59 total points. After that season, he decided to commit to the University of Michigan and continue his hockey career.
He is currently in his second season at Michigan. However, after his first season with Michigan, he did enough to get himself drafted in the first-round. In the 2019-20 season with Michigan, Brisson played in 24 games which he recorded 10 goals, 11 assists, for a total of 21 points. This is where it get’s really fun though.
Brisson is currently in his second season with the University of Michigan. What he is accomplishing though, even if it is only through four games, needs to be recognized. So far through four games he has six goals, three assists for nine total points. I know that doesn’t seem like much, but he is currently averaging a little over two points per game. That has to be recognized as impressive.
The Knights have had a lot of injuries occur this season, and it would be times like these that we could have a talent like Brisson in the organization. However, his development in an organization as well respected as Michigan, could lead to a even better return for the Knights.