The Lethbridge Hurricanes made a move Tuesday, by sending Forward Taylor Cooper to the Regina Pats for Defenseman Brady Reagan.
The 1997-born, 6’3, 205 pound right handed defenseman is in his second full season with the Pats after being drafted by the hockey club in the 2nd round (31st overall) in 2012. With Regina, he played 61 games with 7 points (1G, 6A), a +7 plus/minus rating to go along with 40 penalty minutes.
“We’re adding a good, young defenseman that’s already had experience playing in the league. At over six feet, he adds size to our backend and this is a good deal for us, not just today, but also in the future” commented Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager and Head Coach, Peter Anholt.
Cooper, was acquired by the Hurricanes in November 2013 as part of the Ryan Pilon trade. Pilon was dealt to the Brandon Wheat Kings for Nick Walters, Cooper and prospect Tanner Browne. The 19-year old native of Sherwood Park has played a total of 167 Western Hockey League games registering 77 points (33G, 44A). During his time with the Hurricanes Cooper put up 42 points (17G, 25A) and added 52 PIM’s in 80 games.
Anholt added trades are a part of the business, but it’s never easy seeing good players go. “Since I’ve been here I’ve appreciated what Taylor has done for our organization both on the ice and out in the community. He has played hard and represented our team with class; we certainly wish him all the best with Regina.”
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)