Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins announced today that the Prince George Cougars have acquired 1996-born defenceman Shaun Dosanjh (Richmond, B.C.) from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for 1997-born forward Haydn Hopkins.
The 6’1”, 195 pound Dosanjh was originally drafted by the Vancouver Giants in the third round (65th overall) in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. Last season he suited up in 38 games for Vancouver and scored one goal while adding 25 penalty minutes. In 85 career games (all with Vancouver) he has registered two goals, three assists and 59 penalty minutes. He also appeared in three playoff games for the Giants in 2013. Earlier this season Dosanjh appeared in one game with the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL and recorded two assists.
“We’re happy to add a player of Shaun’s calibre to our back end,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “He’s got size, competes hard and he’s familiar with the B.C. Division. We feel that his experience will be an asset to our team, especially given the recent injury to Max Martin.”
Haydn Hopkins (Victoria, B.C.) was originally acquired by the Prince George Cougars in a trade with the Saskatoon Blades during the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. Last season in 31 games with Prince George, Hopkins scored two goals, five assists and added 31 penalty minutes. He had one assist in two games played this season.
The Prince George Cougars will return to action tomorrow night when they welcome the defending WHL champions, the Kelowna Rockets to town for the first of a Friday-Saturday double header.