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-40.... yes he was captain of his team... but -40

He was maybe a 5/6 on the U18 team. I try to support young players, and I hope he gets there but this to me is a failure.

His team finished last in the QMJHL. They had 42 points, the next worse had 56. The team also had a -113 goal differential.

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He was apparently on the worst team in a high scoring division so yeah, -40 is not because he sucks at D I'm pretty sure.

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This quote needs to be isolated because people will undoubtedly judge the poor guy on his +/-:

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan were abysmal this year. They ended dead last in the QMJHL standings and only won a mere 17 games. Be that as it may, a young defenseman by the name of Guillaume Brisebois has been one of the team’s few bright spots who grew leaps and bounds since last season.

Just looking at stats can be deceiving. This season Brisebois was a minus -40, but that’s a testament to how poorly the Titan were this year than it was about how bad Brisebois played in his own end.

Edited by Brad Marchand

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xAWbI_jj_bigger.jpgVancouver Canucks@VanCanucks 3s3 seconds ago

With the 66th overall pick, the #Canucks select Guillaume Brisebois. #Canucksdraft

RANKINGS Ranked #48 by Hockeyprospect.com

Ranked #46 by ISS Hockey

Ranked #58 by Future Considerations

Ranked #41 by NHL Central Scouting (NA Skaters)

Ranked #48 by TSN/McKenzie -

See more at: http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=213397#sthash.lZp21HdK.dpuf

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The Acadie-Bathurst Titan were abysmal this year. They ended dead last in the QMJHL standings and only won a mere 17 games. Be that as it may, a young defenseman by the name of Guillaume Brisebois has been one of the teams few bright spots who grew leaps and bounds since last season.

A standard two-way defenseman, Brisebois was urged by his coaches to carry the puck up the ice more often this season and join the rush. He has a fluid skating strides and strong legs that allow him to break out of the defensive zone with ease. Down the ice, he possesses excellent vision and pinpoint breakout passes to his teammates. Brisebois has a great slapshot and wristshot. The only issue is he seems timid to use it, which will have to be an aspect of his game he needs to work on further.

Just looking at stats can be deceiving. This season Brisebois was a minus -40, but thats a testament to how poorly the Titan were this year than it was about how bad Brisebois played in his own end. Hes responsible in the defensive zone and challenges opposing forwards as they enter the blueline. An effective pokechecker, the Quebec-native disrupts plays and cuts down passing lanes. He could stand to add some extra muscle and use his size to knock players off the puck, but Brisebois still has time. At this stage, hes very raw in his hockey development and will likely stay in the QMJHL a full four years before developing further in the AHL. However, for my money, hes still worth the gamble.

Where Will He End Up In June:

I think Brisebois ends up getting taken in the 3rd or 4th round.

Scouts Honor:

Above average skater who is quite agile and moves with a fair amount of ease around the ice. His good skating ability allows him to close down on attacking forwards quickly.Does not possess a big shot by any means, but will often make smart plays to get the puck on net. He will never be a guy that scores a significant amount of goalsLooks very comfortable on the puck and does a good job distributing the puck out of the defensive zone. He really excels at making the smart and safe play with the puckHas good vision and often starts the breakout for his team. Very smart player in the defensive zone, closing down on forwards and uses the poke check well to knock players off the puckBrisebois is not particularly physical and could stand to put on some extra pounds to potentially improve that area of his game.

David McKnight Hockey Prospectus

Captains a weak Titan team and is good at both ends. Very thin, but still willing and able to use his frame to knock puck carriers. Maintains good gaps and plays solid despite the lack of depth around him. At this juncture is more a defense-first place but he may still round out his offensive game.

Bill Placzek DraftSite.com

http://thehockeywriters.com/guillaume-brisebois-the-next-ones-nhl-2015-draft-prospect-profile/

Sounds like he could be a bit of a sleeper pick. Good mobility. Good shto - even though he doesn't seem to use it enough. Captain as a 17 year old. Plus he was somewhat hidden on a bad team.

Definitely not a sexy name like Kylington, but this guy could be pretty good.

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His team finished last in the QMJHL. They had 42 points, the next worse had 56. The team also had a -113 goal differential.

Sabres of the QMJHL?

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Captain and from all accounts a competitor. Really disappointed with the draft so far but this could be a good pick.

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agile skater with leadership qualities and a good pass but a weak shot and lacking physical play. Frustrating. Wish we could have traded down and picked up Dunn.

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Anyone looking at that (-) should know how terrible his team was. He was one of the few bright spots. Ill post some info here:

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan were abysmal this year. They ended dead last in the QMJHL standings and only won a mere 17 games. Be that as it may, a young defenseman by the name of Guillaume Brisebois has been one of the team’s few bright spots who grew leaps and bounds since last season.

A standard two-way defenseman, Brisebois was urged by his coaches to carry the puck up the ice more often this season and join the rush. He has a fluid skating strides and strong legs that allow him to break out of the defensive zone with ease. Down the ice, he possesses excellent vision and pinpoint breakout passes to his teammates. Brisebois has a great slapshot and wristshot. The only issue is he seems timid to use it, which will have to be an aspect of his game he needs to work on further.

Just looking at stats can be deceiving. This season Brisebois was a minus -40, but that’s a testament to how poorly the Titan were this year than it was about how bad Brisebois played in his own end. He’s responsible in the defensive zone and challenges opposing forwards as they enter the blueline. An effective pokechecker, the Quebec-native disrupts plays and cuts down passing lanes. He could stand to add some extra muscle and use his size to knock players off the puck, but Brisebois still has time. At this stage, he’s very raw in his hockey development and will likely stay in the QMJHL a full four years before developing further in the AHL. However, for my money, he’s still worth the gamble.

http://thehockeywriters.com/guillaume-brisebois-the-next-ones-nhl-2015-draft-prospect-profile/

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=213397

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His team finished last in the QMJHL. They had 42 points, the next worse had 56. The team also had a -113 goal differential.

Ya, taking a look at it now. I mean his team was terrible, but he was captain of terrible. He was 7th on his team in scoring, no one with more than 45 points.

I guess he's the Geertsen of the crappy Giant years.

Most of his team was at least -20: http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=881&year0=2015&status=stats

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Chabot was also very bad for +\- the year before and now was a 1st rounder.

Brisebois was playing for one of the worst Q team

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A standard two-way defenseman, Brisebois was urged by his coaches to carry the puck up the ice more often this season and join the rush. He has a fluid skating strides and strong legs that allow him to break out of the defensive zone with ease. Down the ice, he possesses excellent vision and pinpoint breakout passes to his teammates. Brisebois has a great slapshot and wristshot. The only issue is he seems timid to use it, which will have to be an aspect of his game he needs to work on further.
Scout’s Honor:

“Above average skater who is quite agile and moves with a fair amount of ease around the ice. His good skating ability allows him to close down on attacking forwards quickly….Does not possess a big shot by any means, but will often make smart plays to get the puck on net. He will never be a guy that scores a significant amount of goals…Looks very comfortable on the puck and does a good job distributing the puck out of the defensive zone. He really excels at making the smart and safe play with the puck…Has good vision and often starts the breakout for his team. Very smart player in the defensive zone, closing down on forwards and uses the poke check well to knock players off the puck…Brisebois is not particularly physical and could stand to put on some extra pounds to potentially improve that area of his game.”

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Sounds like he could be a bit of a sleeper pick. Good mobility. Good shto - even though he doesn't seem to use it enough. Captain as a 17 year old. Plus he was somewhat hidden on a bad team.

Definitely not a sexy name like Kylington, but this guy could be pretty good.

It also said does not possess a big shot by any means.

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Doesn't seem like a bad pick. A type of player that we need, a guy who can move the puck well and play well defense and can quarterback the powerplay.

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Sports is your new headquarters for everything “Draft”! For a Complete Listing of all our 2015 Draft Articles Click here.

TopShelfProspects-300x118.jpgThe fifth overall pick of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the 2013 QMJHL draft, Guillaume Brisebois was part of Team Canada’s dominant gold medal winning squad at last summer’s Ivan Hlinka tournament. He came in as a rookie in 2013-14 and was immediately played in a top-four role for the Titan as a 16-year-old. This past season he continued to progress at both ends of the rink, and put up four goals and 28 points for the Titan. Don’t be fooled by the -40 in his plus/minus column, Brisebois is playing on one of the worst teams in the QMJHL this season (they won just 17 games), and he has played big minutes against top lines for this club. Both of these factors contribute to a stat that doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact his offensive stats are probably not telling the whole story either, as he would be able to get more assists if the Titan had forwards who could finish when he gives them a strong pass. Brisebois finished the year playing for Team Canada once again, as he suited up for the IIHF Under 20 World Championship team and helped the squad to a bronze medal.

Guillaume Brisebois

Defense — shoots Left
Born Jul 21 1997 — St. Hilaire, PQ
Height 6.02 — Weight 175 [188 cm/79 kg]

Guillaume Brisebois is very good with the puck on his stick. He makes smart passes on the breakout and can quarterback the power play from the blue line. Brisebois has a very good slap shot, and the mobility and agility to slide sideways and open up passing and shooting lanes. He understands the importance of keeping his shot low and on net for screens, tips and rebounds. He does need to use his shot more often though, as he can seem to look to pass in situations when he should rip a slap shot on net. He also possesses a strong and accurate wrist shot with a good release. Brisebois has the poise to control the puck at the back end and wait for his opportunities. He has the good stickhandling to lead the rush, but is often more content to head-man the puck and join as a trailer. His instincts on when to make a pinch at the line could be improved as he has a tendency to push forward a bit too often. This could come from the fact that his Titan were almost always trailing in games though and that there was a need to take a bit more risks to catch up.

Brisebois is a very good skater. He has good speed and acceleration in both directions. Add to his speed, a quick first step, excellent edgework, and quick pivots, and he can change directions very quickly and is very difficult to beat off the rush. Brisebois could work on his lower body strength and balance though.

Guillaume Brisebois mains good gap control in the defensive zone and forces forwards to the outside. He has a solid poke check which seperates opponents from the puck. His good footwork and solid skating make Brisebois difficult to beat in one-on-one situations, be they off the rush, or in keeping his man to the outside in the cycle game. He uses that quick stick to cut down on passing lanes and opportunities. He also shows good positioning in his own end. While Brisebois shows a willingness to battle in the corners and in front of the net, he isn’t a big hitter. He will also need to get physically stronger in order to clear the front of the net and win battles in the corners at the next level, but has a good frame that he can add muscle to.

Brisebois could be an effective top-four defenceman and second unit powerplay player for a team at the NHL level if he is able to reach his potential. His game is reminiscent of Dennis Wideman of the Calgary Flames, though this is a stylistic comparison and not one based on talent level.

This is taken from the website that was posted earlier by someone at: http://lastwordonsports.com/2015/05/18/2015-nhl-draft-profile-48-guillaume-brisebois/

I'm not gonna say it's a steal but it's a steal.

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It also said does not possess a big shot by any means.

As swift pointed out above you, one report says he has a great shot while another says he doesn't have a booming shot.

I take this as he has a good release (how fully accurate), but its just not a powerful shot. I can live with that. Just get it on net. We've had enough defensemen with big shots that can't hit the broad side of a barn

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