Cougars Trade Morrison to Giants
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars have traded veteran home town forward Brad Morrison to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
Selected seventh overall by the Cougars in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Morrison has played 260 career regular season games with the Cougars, scoring 85 goals while recording 103 assists and 136 penalty minutes. He is 10th all-time on the Cougars’ scoring list with 188 points. In 11 career playoff games with the Cougars he added three goals and eight assists.
Morrison represented Team WHL in the 2016 Canada Russia Series and in 2013 represented Team Pacific in the World Under-17 Challenge.
He was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers.
General Manager Todd Harkins says “We want to thank Brad for contributing to the Prince George Cougars success over the past four seasons. He played a huge part in helping us make the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and gaining a B.C. Division title.”
However, he says “we need to start recouping some draft picks, and that means trading a player of Brad’s calibre and giving him a change of scenery. This trade allows him to stay close to home in Vancouver with an up-and-coming Giants team. We wish him the very best in his 20-year-old season in the Western Hockey League.”