Hurricanes Sign Brendan Stafford

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Wednesday that the team has signed forward Brendan Stafford to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.

Stafford, 17, is a 5’10”, 161-pound 2000-born forward. He was not drafted in the WHL Bantam Draft. The Edmonton, Alberta played his Bantam Hockey with the Sherwood Park Flyers in 2014-2015 where he registered 28 points (12g-16a) along with 64 penalty minutes. Stafford went on to play one season the 2015-2016 season with the Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget A program where he totaled 38 points (17g-21a) and 20 penalty minutes in 52 games.

“We think he’s a skilled player that plays hard. He’s not a big player but has very good hockey sense, we think he’s going to be a real good add for us for next season,” said General Manager Peter Anholt. “It’s nice to add some depth. He can play centre but he can also play right-wing.”

Stafford appeared in 60 games with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League this past season where he recorded 24 points (6g-18a) along with 24 penalty minutes as a 16-year-old. He was teammates with Hurricanes defenseman Koletrane Wilson this season and is the younger cousin of Boston Bruins’ forward Drew Stafford.

The ‘Canes continued their march in the post-season on Friday when they visit the Regina Pats in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Championship followed by Game 2 on Saturday. The series will shift to Lethbridge for Game 3 and 4 next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tickets for the Eastern Conference Championship are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.

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