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Montreal Canadiens Patrice Brisebois (43) chases New York Rangers Alexei Kovalev as he skates with the puck during first period action at Madison Square Garden, January 3.
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Patrice Brisebois (born January 27, 1971) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.

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. "Breezer" was rewarded for his strong play with a hefty $12 millions/3 years contract.

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