43-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent
Patrice Brisebois Contract Information:
Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2009. Retired in September 2009.
Brisebois retired on Thursday, ending his 18-year career, the Associated Press reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Brisebois is back for another season and will provide much needed veteran depth on the Habs' blueline as the seventh defenseman. Brisebois won't have any fantasy value unless a top-six defenseman gets hurt, at which point he could be useful in very deep leagues because he'd be in line for a starting role on the second power-play unit.
Brisebois' days of fantasy relevance are likely over unless the Habs lose two of these three to major injury -- Andrei Markov, Roman Hamrlik, and Marc Streit -- and projects as a seventh D-man who will get some minutes on the second power-play when he's dressed for games.
Brisebois recorded a career-high 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists) in 2005-06. Four of those points came on the power play. With the departure of Rob Blake, Brisebois will probably get even more scoring opportunities this season.
If you're slotting your D-men for draft day, Breezer should be put in the 35+ points group. He'll be a regular on the power-play and should boast a positive double-digit plus/minus total.