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Patrice Brisebois
Patrice Brisebois
Defenseman
(pa-TREEZ BREES-bwah)
Number: 71
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 197
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 27, 1971
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent on Aug. 3, 2005.
Drafted: MTL / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (30th overall)
CAREER
2005-06: Recorded a career high 38 points in his first season with the Avalanche…Broke his previous best of 37 points set with Montreal in 1997-98…Scored 10 goals, equaling the second highest total of his career…Most since potting a career high 15 in 2000-01…Ranked second on the Avalanche in ice time (22:18)…Logged over 20 minutes in all but 11 of his games in 2005-06…Scored a goal and was +1 in his Avalanche debut on Oct. 5 at Edmonton…Led all NHL defensemen with five goals in the month of October, his most in a single month since March of 2001 (6)…Compiled a three-game goal streak, Oct. 21-25, the longest streak by an Avalanche defenseman since Ray Bourque scored in three straight, March 27-April 2, 2000…Potted the game-winning goal with 48.5 seconds left in the third period in what was his 800th career NHL game, Oct. 25 vs. Edmonton…Compiled a career-high tying five-game assist streak, Oct. 29-Nov. 10 (5a)…Was +4 on Nov. 10 at Vancouver, his best plus/minus ratio since March 28, 1998 vs. Tampa Bay (+4)…Missed two games due to a back injury, Dec. 31-Jan. 3. PLAYOFFS: Made his ninth appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs, skating in all nine games with the Avalanche. 2004-05: Played for Kloten in Switzerland. 2003-04: Completed his 14th season with the Canadiens (12th full season)…His 31 points trailed only Sheldon Souray (35) among Montreal defensemen…Led the team with a +17 rating…Returned on Dec. 27 after missing seven games due to a groin injury. PLAYOFFS: Skated in all 11 postseason games, matching his career playoff high with two goals. 2002-03: Appeared in 73 games for Montreal…Had five multi-point efforts, including a three-point night (1g/2a) on Nov. 18 vs. Pittsburgh. 2001-02: Led all Canadiens defensemen with 33 points…Established a career-high in assists (29)…Five-game point streak Jan. 5-12 (6a)…Missed 10 games due to an ankle injury. 2000-01: Established a career-high with 15 goals, tied for the sixth most among NHL defensemen…Led all NHL defensemen with 11 power-play goals…Played in his 500th NHL game Oct. 6 at New Jersey. 1999-00: Despite missing the first 27 games of the season due to a back injury, Brisebois led all Canadiens defensemen in scoring with 35 points (10g/25a). 1997-98: Established a then career-high in points with 37 (10g/27a)…Canadiens nominee for the Bill Masterton Award…Tied a team record for the longest goal streak by a defenseman (four games) from March 25-31, a mark set by Chris Chelios in 1988. 1996-97: Played in only 49 games due to injuries. PLAYOFFS: Scored at 7:37 of the third overtime in Game Four of the ECQF against New Jersey. 1995-96: Led all Canadiens defensemen in scoring with 36 points (9g/27a). 1992-93: Member of the Stanley Cup Champion Canadiens, playing in 70 regular season games and all 20 playoff contests…Scored 10 goals and recorded a career high 79 penalty minutes. PLAYOFFS: Tallied four assists while playing in all 20 playoff games for the Stanley Cup champions.
 
OTHER
Named Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year and a QMJHL First Team All-Star with Drummondville in 1990-91…Named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 1991…Member of the 1990 and 1991 Gold Medal Canadian teams at the World Juniors…Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team with Laval in 1990.
 
PERSONAL
Patrice and his wife, Michele, have two children, Alexandra-Caroline (6) and Patricia-Rose (3)…Nickname is Breezer…Favorite other sport is car racing…Donates his time to the St Justine Hospital in Quebec…Lists Pierce Brosnan as the actor who would play him in his life story…If he could play golf with any three people in the world, his foursome would include Tiger Woods, race car driver Michael Schumacher and Bono.
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