I think this is the first time I’ve ever sent to Brenden Dillon and he definitely didn’t disappoint! He signed three cards for more (all the same, unfortunately) but did so pretty quickly through the team.
Brenden was a long shot to make the NHL but did so likely with hard work and perseverance. He joined the Seattle Thunderbirds whom he played a total of four season for before agreeing to a contract with the Dallas Stars organization. Slowly working his way up the depth charts, Dillon played two season (with a handful of NHL games in between) before making the final leap into the NHL during the 2012/13 NHL season. It was in 2014 when Dillon was traded to the SJ Sharks for Jason Demers and a 2016 NHL draft pick (Fredrik Karlström).
It’s pretty clear that Brenden has overcome many obstacles, as do most NHL players, to be a dependable NHL depth defenseman. While he’ll never win a Norris Trophy, he’s definitely one that all coaches can count on to do his job. He and the Sharks (at the time of this writing) have the Ducks on the ledge, winning the series 3-0 with the final game potentially being played tonight.