Brad Morrison Added to Team WHL Roster
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins announced today that 1997-born forward Brad Morrison (Prince George, B.C.) has been added to Team WHL’s roster for the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series. Game one for Team WHL goes Monday, November 7th in Prince George with Game 2 scheduled for the next night in Edmonton at Rogers Place.
“To represent Canada and the WHL in my hometown of Prince George in front of our great fans is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m honored to have been added to Team WHL’s roster,” said Morrison who currently leads the Cougars in scoring with seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points. “Being a part of the Canada-Russia rivalry is something I’ll never forget. I’m looking forward to the entire experience.”
“Brad Morrison is very deserving of this opportunity to represent his hometown, his league and his country in the Canada Russia Series,” adds Cougars Head Coach Richard Matvichuk. “He’s a game changer. With his skill and speed he’s a threat to score every time he takes the ice and he’s going to be a big-time asset to Team WHL when they take the ice against the Russians.”
Morrison was originally selected seventh overall by the Cougars in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. In 218 career WHL games (all with the Cougars) he has registered 71 goals, 85 assists and 102 penalty minutes. He’s also added two goals and eight assists for 10 points in nine career playoff games. He currently sits 15th all-time in franchise scoring and 16th all-time in goals. Last season he set new career highs in goals (28) and points (62) and finished third in team scoring. In June, 2015 Morrison was selected in the fourth round (113th overall) by the New York Rangers in the NHL Draft. Internationally he represented Canada at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he helped lead them to a Silver medal.
Morrison will be joined on Team WHL by teammate Jansen Harkins (a second year representative). Also representing Team WHL on behalf of the Prince George Cougars will be Equipment Manager Chico Dhanjal and Athletic Therapist Craig Hyslop. Dhanjal previously represented Team WHL during the2010 Canada Russia series which was held in Prince George. Hyslopwill be on Team WHL’s bench for the first time.