The Oil Capitals added 2000 born, right handed D-man Keagan Morrison of Brandon today. The trade with the Dauphin Kings, sends 2002 born, MJHL prospect, Drayden Kurbatoff to the Kings; Kurbatoff, is currently playing for the Eastman Selects in the Manitoba AAA Midget.
Morrison started the season in Dauphin, playing in three games. He played the last three years with the AAA Midget Wheat Kings in Brandon, playing for current Oil Capitals Assistant coach Tyson Ramsey. Morrison played in 124 regular season games with the Midget Wheat Kings and in another 19 playoff games and amassing 32 points over the 3 years.
Morrison is excited:
“I’m excited to come into this group. I know guys on the team and obviously with Rammer, this will make the adjustment for me easier. I’m excited about being an Oil Capital and can’t wait to be a part of this program. They are a young team and with this core we have a real opportunity to continue to grow together and lead this team into the future. Virden is a great town and have some of the best fans in the league and am looking forward to playing close to my hometown as well.”
“This is a hockey trade for both teams. We got a very solid and dependable young Defenceman who is a local product from Brandon. He will fit in with our group quickly while knowing guys like Paddock and Halliday and obviously, the comfort level with Tyson. Unfortunately, with any trade, you must give up a player to get something as well. Drayden was a highly-regarded prospect in our organization and it isn’t easy for us to part with a quality individual and family. We wish nothing but the best for Drayden and he will be a good player for Dauphin in the coming future.” Stated Jamie Hodson, Director of Business and Hockey Operations for the team.
The coaching staff is excited to have Keagan on board:
“We are excited to add Keagan. He is responsible stay at home defenseman who will add to the depth of a solid defensive core,” stated GM & Head Coach Troy Leslie.
“Keagan adds depth to our backend, and we know him and what he can bring to our team. He is a dependable guy who will also fit into our dressing room quickly. We are looking forward to having Keagan in our lineup,” added Assistant Coach, Tyson Ramsey.
Welcome aboard Keagan!
The Oil Capitals (1-3-2) finish off a home and home with the undefeated (5-0) Wolverines tonight in Waywayseeecappo. You can catch the game on Channel One with Ray Walker or on Hockey TV at 7:00PM