Brandon Saigeon, 21, signed an American Hockey League contract with the Colorado Eagles earlier this summer and is beginning his first professional season in 2019-20. The Grimsby, Ontario, native was a fifth-round draft pick (No. 140 overall) of the Colorado Avalanche in 2018.
After spending the previous four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Saigeon was traded to the Oshawa Generals midway through the 2018-19 campaign. He played 68 games between the two teams last year and recorded a total of 92 points (37 goals, 55 assists) over the course of the season. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound center's draft year was particularly notable as he recorded 70 points (35 goals, 35 assists) in the regular season before posting 25 points (18 goals, seven assists) in the playoffs en route to an OHL championship.
Saigeon is at his second Avalanche training camp and was part of the squad that competed at the 2019 Anaheim Rookie Faceoff earlier this month. He recently sat down with ColoradoAvalanche.com to discuss his career in the OHL and the upcoming season.