Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club would like to congratulate defenseman Brennan Menell on being invited to the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild’s development camp. Menell will also take part in Minnesota’s main camp.
Menell, 20, was acquired by the Hurricanes in a trade from the Vancouver Giants in September of last year. The product of Woodbury, Minnesota had a career year in his first season with the ‘Canes registering 71 points (12g-59a) along with 29 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating while dressing in 70 games. Menell finished second in the Western Hockey League in points among defenseman only behind the Regina Pats’ Connor Hobbs.
Menell added 17 points (5g-12a) and 10 penalty minutes in 20 post-season games with the Hurricanes. He is eligible to return to the Hurricanes for the 2017-2018 season as an overage skater. He attended the development camp and main camp of the Philadelphia Flyers prior to the 2016-2017 campaign.
The 5’11”, 172-pound defenseman joins fellow Hurricane Giorgio Estephan at the Wild’s camp. Menell is the fifth member of the 2016-2017 Hurricanes squad to be invited to an NHL development camp joining Estephan (Minnesota), Jordy Bellerive (Pittsburgh), Stuart Skinner (Edmonton) and Tyler Wong (Vegas).