After taking a year off hockey, former NHL prospect Sébastien Bisaillon has signed a contract with the Briancon Red Devils in France. He had recently signed with Epinal, but it sounds like plans have changed.
An undrafted defencemen, Bisaillion is a graduate of the QMJHL’s Val-d’Or Foreurs. A creative defenceman, Bisaillon spent five seasons in Val-dOr. During his time in the QMJHL, Bisaillon opted to sign as a three-year contract as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers in September of 2006. He would spend the majority of his last year in junior with Val-d’Or, however was called up to the Edmonton Oilers once on an emergency basis. Due to a rash of injuries, Bisaillon was recalled on an emergency basis from his Junior team Val-d’Or Foreurs, and played his first game for the Oilers on March 20, 2007 against the Vancouver Canucks.
In his first two professional seasons, Bisaillon spent time between the Oilers two affiliates the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, and the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. On September 3, 2009 Bisaillon signed as a free agent for the Kassel Huskies of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the 2009–10 season. Due to the Huskies folding at the end of the campaign Bisaillon secured a try-out with the Montreal Canadiens for the 2010–11 season. On September 27, 2010, Bisaillon was assigned to the Canadiens AHL affiliate the Hamilton Bulldogs before being re-assigned again to the ECHL after only two games with the Dogs. After 44 games with the Wheeling Nailers, he went on to play a disappointing season with the Graz 99ers of Austria before hanging up the skates for a season.
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