Leave Your Mark

Back-to-Back Stanley Cups with Julien BriseBois

September 13, 2021 Julien BriseBois Season 4 Episode 227
Leave Your Mark
Back-to-Back Stanley Cups with Julien BriseBois
Show Notes

This EP features Julien BriseBois the General Manager of the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Under Julien’s guidance, the 2018-19 team became the first in Lightning franchise history to capture the NHL's President's Trophy for the best regular-season record. In his next season, the team captured its second Stanley Cup in franchise history during the “Bubble” postseason of 2020 and doubled down on this achievement earlier this summer with a back-to-back Stanley Cup victory. Prior to being promoted to general manager, Julien spent eight seasons as assistant general manager under Steve Yzerman. As general manager of the Lightning's top affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, and the Norfolk Admirals before that, Julien was the architect of teams that reached the Calder Cup Final on three occasions during his tenure. Prior to coming to Tampa Bay, Julien spent nine seasons with the Montreal Canadiens after joining the organization on September 1, 2001, as director of legal affairs. In July of 2003, he added director of hockey operations to his duties before being named vice president of hockey operations on July 24, 2006. In this capacity, Julien oversaw the Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs went on to win the 2007 Calder Cup during the first season under his direction. A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, Julien was employed by the Heenan, Blaikie law firm before joining the Canadiens. He worked in the field of sports law, where he represented several NHL and Major League Baseball clubs in arbitration cases as well as acting as an advisor in contract negotiations.  He is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Law and earned a Master's degree in business administration from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Above all of his accomplishments, he is also a husband and father of two boys.