Another former Lewiston Maineiacs skater is on his way into the professional ranks.

Defenseman Mathieu Brisebois, who had seven assists in 31 games for the Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday.

The 5-foot, 11-inch, 190-pound Brisebois is enjoying a breakout year for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL this season, collecting 17 goals and 50 assists for 67 points in 58 games so far, tied for best among all defenders in the league.

In February, Brisebois had five goals and 12 assists in 11 games with a plus-11 rating, earning the league’s second star of the month. In 173 regular-season games (three seasons) with the Huskies, Brisebois has recorded 37 goals, and 104 assists for 141 points.

The Coyotes are the parent club of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.

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