(ISN) – Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins is pleased to announce that 1997-born forward Brogan O’Brien (Prince George, B.C.) has signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Prince George Cougars.
Brogan O’Brien (6’2″, 195 pounds) has spent each of the past two seasons with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL. During the 2014-15 season, O’Brien scored 12 goals and added 17 assists for 29 points in 57 regular season games. He also added two goals and three assists in 10 playoff games. In January 2015, O’Brien represented Team West at the CJHL Top Prospect’s Game, which was held in Oakville, ON. His CHL rights were acquired by the Prince George Cougars in a trade with the Kelowna Rockets at the 2015 WHL trade deadline in exchange for Chance Braid. Brogan cracked NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary List of Players to Watch List with a ‘C’ rating back in September, 2014.
“We are very pleased to welcome Brogan and the O’Brien family to the Prince George Cougars organization,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “We’ve been following his development closely over the past two seasons. He’s excelled at every level he’s played at, including the B.C. Major Midget League with the Cariboo Cougars, and the BCHL with the Prince George Spruce Kings. Brogan has professional hockey aspirations and the Prince George Cougars will provide the necessary development to help him get there.”
Harkins adds, “He’s a very skilled, big-bodied forward that imposes his size and strength on opposing teams to create offense. He has a very high hockey IQ that allows him to make the players around him better. He will be a big part of our core group moving forward on a team that is already rich with 1997-born talent.”
O’Brien was introduced to his new teammates today and joined them on the ice for practice this morning.