The Prince George Cougars have acquired the CHL Rights to 1997-born forward Brogan O’Brien (Prince George, B.C.) in exchange for 1994-born forward Chance Braid (Chauvin, AB).
Originally selected by the Kelowna Rockets in the 10th round of the 1010 WHL Bantam Draft, O’Brien checks in at 6’2”, and 195 pounds and currently plays for the Prince George Spruce Kings in the BCHL. In 35 games this season, the local power forward has scored six goals, nine assists and 22 penalty minutes. Last season as a 16-year-old, O’Brien scored nine goals and nine assists in 48 games with the Spruce Kings. Earlier this week he was invited to participate in the CJHL Top Prospects Game which will take place in Oakville, ON on January 20th.
“We are very happy to add a player with O’Brien’s skill-set to our organization,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “He’s a big and rugged forward with loads of upside, and we are going to do everything we can to try and get him signed and a part of the New Ice Age.”
Chance Braid was acquired by the Prince George Cougars in a summer trade with the Prince Albert Raiders. In 35 games with the Cougars this season, Braid scored eight goals, five assists and 42 penalty minutes.
With this move, the Prince George Cougars roster now sits at 25 players: 14 forwards, eight defenceman and three goaltenders.