Brisson named USHL Rookie of the Year

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Brendan Brisson has been named USHL rookie of the year, the league announced Friday.

Brisson, 79th in Future Considerations’ Spring ranking for the 2020 NHL Draft, finished second in USHL scoring with 59 points (24 goals, 35 assists) — including registering three four-point games — in 45 games played.

He was also named to the All-USHL First Team.

“Aside from the numbers or the stats, I feel like just as a player I got a lot better, I got a lot more complete,” Brisson recently told Future Considerations. “I saw a lot more different examples with all the different coaching staff and learning opportunities that we had with the Steel, whether it was Darryl Belfry, our coaching staff with Coach Garman, our goalie coach who told us how to score, or different ways to attack the net. Just when you put all of those things together and you’re willing to learn, it helped my game a lot and helped me put the puck in the back of the net and find my teammates.”

Brisson, 18, also had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in six games for Team USA at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.