NHL Central Scouting recognized former Los Angeles Jr. King Brendan Brisson on its final rankings of 2020 draft-eligibles, which were released today.
Brisson, a forward, is listed No. 20 among North American skaters (a potential first-round selection).
A University of Michigan recruit, Brisson totaled 24 goals for 59 points in 45 games this season with the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) Chicago Steel, which celebrated the Anderson Cup title as the circuit’s regular-season champions.
The 2001-born Brisson, who was named the USHL Forward of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17, represented his country with the U.S. Junior Select Team that competed in December’s World Junior A Challenge in British Columbia.
Brisson was also one of 20 USHL players selected to compete in January’s All-American Game, which was showcased in Plymouth, Mich. The contest featured the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2020 NHL Entry Draft was originally scheduled for June 26-27 at Bell Centre in Montreal but has since been postponed due to the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus.