Brandon Saigeon

Colorado Avalanche
image courtesy of Niagara This Week

Fantasy Summary

Gritty goal-scorer, can play anywhere in the lineup


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 14, 1998
Height 6‘12”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 5; Overall: 140

Observations

January 2019 – Saigeon has been traded to the playoff-bound Oshawa General in the OHL. As is expected of a 20-year-old in Junior, he is having his best season yet, totaling 61 points in 40 games prior to this move. He hasn’t stopped physically growing either, and has become an all-around force on the ice. He was clutch in the post-season last year, let’s see if he can do it again. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2018 – Saigeon has been cut from training camp and reassigned to the OHL. Given his strong play in camp (and 2017-18 season), its surprising that he was not offered the chance to turn pro and begin his AHL development. Regardless, he is a couple years away from pushing for a meaningful NHL role. As a bottom-six player, he needs to grind his way up the ladder. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2018 – The Avs selected OHL over-ager Saigeon in the 5th round of the draft. He set a career-high with 35 goals and 35 helpers in 70 regular season contests, followed by an absolutely ridiculous 18 goals in 21 playoffs games. I’m typing that again in case you skimmed over that sentence – 18 goals in 21 playoffs games. The fact that he was older and more physically developed than most of his competition is valid, but Saigeon can put pucks in the net and is a relentless forechecker, and projects to step right into the AHL pro lineup this fall. Hayden Soboleski


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Hamilton Bulldogs (Peewee) QC Int PW 2 3 1 4 0 |          
 2011-2012 Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Bantam SCTAB - - - - - |          
 2012-2013 Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Mn Mdt AAA SCTAMM 40 18 14 32 24 |          
 2013-2014 Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Mn Mdt AAA SCTAMM 40 28 29 57 38 | Playoffs 10 7 9 16 14 
  St. Catharines Falcons GOJHL 3 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Mn Mdt AAA OHL Cup 4 4 5 9 10 |          
  St. Catharines Falcons Sutherland Cup 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Team OMHA Black OGC-16 5 2 1 3 2 |          
 2014-2015 Belleville Bulls OHL 62 8 18 26 48 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Team Green U17-Dev 3 3 0 3 0 |          
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 4 |          
 2015-2016 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 43 4 10 14 19 |          
  Team White U18-Dev 3 2 0 2 0 |          
 2016-2017 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 66 21 28 49 36 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1
 2017-2018 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 65 35 35 70 71 | Playoffs 21 18 7 25 10 
  Hamilton Bulldogs M-Cup 4 0 4 4 0 |          
 2018-2019 Hamilton Bulldogs OHL 40 25 38 63 20 |          
  Oshawa Generals OHL 28 12 17 29 17 | Playoffs 15 6 10 16

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