Ashton Sautner was called up to the Canucks alongside Luke Schenn. The two were defence partners with the Utica Comets, and in the wake of the annual injuries to Canucks defencemen, they came almost as a ready-made third pairing for the Canucks down the final stretch of the season.
Sautner, who will turn 25 on the 27th of May, is no longer considered a Canucks prospect. He made his NHL debut in the 2017-18, where he appeared in five games for the Canucks. This season, Sautner played in 17 games with the team, and picked up one assist.
Sautner provides the team with more depth at the LD position, but will likely spend most of next year in Utica with the Comets — unless the seemingly annual multitude of injuries to Canucks defencemen makes an appearance next season.
Guillaume Brisebois was selected in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he picked up 28 points in 63 games. Brisebois was someone who was less talked about when it comes to Canucks prospects, until recently, where more attention has been given to him.
In Brisebois first season in 2017-18, he appeared in 68 games with the Utica Comets. This season, he played 49 games with the Comets, before making his NHL debut and eppaering in a total of eight games with the Canucks.
Still relatively young — he’ll be 22 this July — Brisebois is a defenceman who showed well for the Canucks this season, and can hopefully develop into a good future second or third pairing defenceman.