Brendan Brisson Is Now a Golden Knight. What Does He Bring to the Table?

On Sunday, Brendan Brisson was called up to the Golden Knights roster. Amid all the injuries, the former first round pick might be a gem. Here's what he brings to the table.

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1. Brendan Brisson's Background

Brendan Brisson
2022 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship - Semifinals / Richard T Gagnon/GettyImages

Our newest call-up, Brendan Brisson has been doing this hockey thing his whole life. Born on October 22, 2001, in the pristine hockey town of... Manhattan Beach, California, Brisson started his career with the Los Angeles Kings 13U AAA team. There, he scored 28 total points in 2014-2015, getting his feet wet for his inevitable NHL career.

But it wasn't until he started playing for Shattuck St. Mary's prep team that he started to take off. In 2017-2018, the winger scored 67 points, bumping his total up to an astonishing 101 points the next season. He also had a brief stint in the USHL, playing two seasons in the league before heading off to college.

There, Brisson became a Michigan Man, scoring 63 points (31 goals, 32 assists) during his Wolverine tenure. He was on the Second-Team All Big Ten team and was on the NCAA All-Region Team. It wasn't until he was done singing "Hail to the Victors" that he caught the eye of the Vegas Golden Knights. Drafted 29th overall, Brendan Brisson was ready to start his new journey towards the NHL.

But first, the winger had to make his cut in the AHL with the Henderson Silver Knights. This was where he became a staple on the team in a short time. In three seasons, he totaled 68 points (31 goals, 37 assists), making his impact known.