LAVAL (March 29, 2019) – The Laval Rocket announced today that defenseman Josh Brook will join the team on Saturday in Toronto for their game against the Marlies. Brook’s WHL season with the Moose Jaw Warriors ended on Wednesday.
Brook, 19, will make his professional debut after a brilliant four-year Junior career, sporting Warriors colours from 2015-16 to 2018-19. Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 56th overall at the 2017 NHL Draft, Brook suited up for 204 regular season games with Moose Jaw, registering 31 goals and 126 assists, good for 157 career points. Brook added 21 points (4 goals, 17 assists) in 35 playoff contests.
The electrifying 6-foot-1, 188-pound defenseman enjoyed a memorable 2018-19 campaign, establishing himself as one of the top defensemen in Canada’s Junior ranks. He set career highs in all three major offensive categories with 16 goals, 59 assists and 75 points. Brook’s impressive point total ranked second among Canadian Hockey League (CHL) blueliners. His success didn’t go unnoticed, and eventually led to an opportunity to play for Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. There, he collected two assists and finished the tournament with a plus-7 -differential in five games.