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.
The 2020 NHL Entry Draft continues on Wednesday, October 7 and Dave Goucher, Shane Hnidy and Gary Lawless will provide in-depth coverage of the draft starting at 8:30 a.m. PT on Fox Sports Las Vegas 98.9 FM/1340 AM and simulcasted on Vegas Golden Knights social media platforms. Interviews with VGK draft selections, numerous guests from the Golden Knights and insight from experts around the league can be expected during the broadcast.
Vegas draft selections will be available as well as a member of the team’s hockey operations department following the conclusion of the second round. The full schedule of media availabilities is below. All draft selections and VGK personnel availabilities are subject to change.
Brendan Brisson, Forward
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Weight: 185 lbs.
– 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)
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