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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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page:

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