NEWCOMER – Brad Isbister

Junior Team: Portland Winter Hawks

Notable Teammates: Adam Deadmarsh(Retired); Jason Wiemer(Unknown); Scott Nichol (Nashville) Richard Zednik (Florida); Dave Scatchard (UFA); Brenden Morrow (Dallas) & Andrew Ference (Boston)

Best CHL Season: 89 points in 71 games

NHL Draft: Winnipeg Jets 1995 Round 3 #67 overall

Previous Teams: Phoenix Coyotes, NY Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, NY Rangers

Best NHL Season: 22 goals and 42 points in 60 games

Brad is 7 years past his best season where he averaged .70 points per game.  He has not been able to find a way to get that consistency back since then.  It would be unreasonable to think he’ll find that touch here in Vancouver again.

However, he will be a great fill in on the top two lines should there be injury there at some point.  Injuries are part of the game and it’s bound to happen here at some point in the season.

Isbister will be a great fit as a short term solution due to injury.  Especially with the Sedins considering his right handed shot.

I was astonished to see all the great players Brad had the opportunity to play with in Junior hockey.  It’s not too often a player grows up with so many guys that make it to the big league.

The Chief Canuck

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