Patrice Brisebois
Patrice Brisebois August 2011
Brisebois in 2011
Position Defence
Shot Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
209 lb (95 kg)
Teams Colorado Avalanche
Montreal Canadiens
Born January 27 1971 (1971-01-27) (age 49),
Montreal, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1989
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1991 – 2009

Patrice Brisebois (born January 27, 1971) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and currently a racing driver.

NHL playing careerEdit

Brisebois was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 30th overall, of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He played junior hockey for the Laval Titan and Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and for the Fredericton Canadiens of the American Hockey League (AHL) during his first year of professional ice hockey. Brisebois's junior career was an unqualified success. In 1990–91, he captured the Emile Bouchard Trophy awarded to the best defencemen in the QMJHL, was named to the QMJHL All-Star team, and took home the award for the Canadian Hockey League (CHL)'s Best Defencemen.

He has played for the Canadiens for 14 seasons, winning one Stanley Cup with the franchise during the 1992–93 season. By 1999, Brisebois had become a staple of the Habs defence, specifically as their power play anchor. Brisebois was rewarded for his strong play with a hefty $12 millions/3 years contract.

Brisebois soon thereafter began to have a falling out with the general Montreal public. With his hefty contract came a plethora of expectations and the general consensus was that Brisebois was not living up to his pay. Furthermore, Brisebois's risky style of offensive defence became a heated topic of interest.

As a free agent following the NHL lockout in 2004–05, Brisebois left the Canadiens to sign with the Colorado Avalanche in a two-year deal on August 3, 2005.[1] Away from the previous pressures, Brisebois then enjoyed a career year statistically scoring a career-high 38 points with the Avalanche in the 2005–06 season.[2]

On August 3, 2007, Brisebois, again a free agent, returned to the Montreal Canadiens accepting a one-year incentive laden deal for the 2007–08 season.[3][4] At the end of the 2008 season the Habs extended Brisebois to further one-year deal.[5]

Brisebois played his 1000th Career NHL game for the Montreal Canadiens on March 14, 2009 at the Bell Centre against the New Jersey Devils.[6] This feat was not really acknowledged during the night because Martin Brodeur reached Patrick Roy's 551 victories. However, he was awarded a prize from the vice-president of the NHL as well as a silver stick given to him by Henri Richard.

On September 24, 2009, Brisebois announced his retirement after an 18-year career in the National Hockey League.[7] On the same day, he also received the Jean-Béliveau Trophy awarded annually to a Canadiens player for his contribution in the community.[8] Brisebois ranks third all-time in games played for the Canadiens as a defenceman, lacing up 896 times.


  • Patrice Has ran a couple NASCAR races before.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Laval Titan QMJHL 4810344495 60222
1988–89 Laval Titan QMJHL 5020456595 178142245
1989–90 Laval Titan QMJHL 56187088108 13791826
1990–91 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 5417446172 146182449
1990–91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 100224
1991–92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 5312273951
1991–92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 26281020 112466
1992–93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7010213179 2004418
1993–94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 532212363 70446
1994–95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 35481226
1995–96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 699273665 61236
1996–97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 492131524 311224
1997–98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7910273767 101010
1998–99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 54391228
1999–00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5410253518
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7715213628
2001–02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 714293325 101122
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 734252932
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 714273122 112134
2004–05 Kloten Flyers NLA 103142
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 8010283855 90114
2006–07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 331101122
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43381126 101566
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 625131819 10000
NHL totals 100998322420623 989233276


  1. Avalanche adds Patrice Brisebois to blueline. (2005-08-03). Retrieved on 2009-05-23.
  2. Patrice Brisebois' hockey statistics profile. (2009-09-24). Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
  3. No place like home. (2007-08-03). Retrieved on 2009-05-23.
  4. Patrice Brisebois has short memory. (2007-08-03). Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved on 2009-05-23.
  5. Brisebois back for another year. (2008-09-12). Retrieved on 2009-05-23.
  6. Brisebois gears up for 1,000th game. (2009-03-14). Retrieved on 2009-05-23.
  7. Brisebois tearfully announces end of 18-year NHL career. TSN (2009-09-24). Retrieved on 2009-09-24.
  8. Brisebois honoured at Bell Centre. The Montreal Gazette (2009-09-24). Retrieved on 2009-09-24.

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