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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3. Brendan Brisson's Strengths and Weaknesses

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Aside from his hockey IQ, Brendan Brisson is also big on his mechanics. From making the perfect pass to having an incredible shot, the Manhattan Beach native has the template to become a dynamic offensive player.

However, he does have some areas to improve. You can't expect anyone to be perfect, you know. First, he must get bigger. Standing at 6'0" and weighing in at roughly 185 lbs., Brendan Brisson can get pushed around easily.

The winger also doesn't have breakneck speeds, making his offensive efficiency more challenging. He would be better in non-transition situations, preferring to set up plays while picking apart defenses. Still, this is Brisson's domain, which will make him a deadly threat against the competition.

For all of Vegas's past successes, they've rarely had a first-round pick work out for them. After all, most of them have been traded away (Zach Dean and Nick Suzuki). Brisson has the chance to dispel the myth, becoming an incredible force for a team in need of depth. Now that would save the day.

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