The Vancouver Canucks are steadily working through their remaining restricted free agents, this time signing one of their minor league defensemen. Guillaume Brisebois has signed a new one-year, two-way contract with the Canucks, though the financial details have not yet been released. Brisebois was not eligible for salary arbitration this offseason.
Brisebois, 23, was a third-round selection of the Canucks back in 2015 but has played just eight games at the NHL level to this point. Instead, the 6’3″ defenseman has spent the last three seasons almost exclusively in the minor leagues with the Utica Comets, where his offensive game never really did develop. Though he’s still valuable depth, it doesn’t look like he’ll ever become a full-time NHL roster player at this point.
The contract for Brisebois leaves just two restricted free agents remaining for GM Jim Benning; Justin Bailey and Jalen Chatfield. Both were actually eligible to file for salary arbitration but decided against it.