Vancouver Giants General Manager Glen Hanlon announced today that the Giants have recalled 2002-born defenceman Tanner Brown (Kelowna, B.C.). Brown joins the Giants ahead of a stretch of three games in three days beginning tonight in Kelowna (7:05 PM). The weekend also includes home games Saturday against Victoria (7:00 PM) and Sunday against Edmonton (4:00 PM).
The Giants selected Brown in the second round (24th Overall) of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft and he signed a Standard WHL Player Agreement with the G-Men in May. The 5’10”, 165-pound rearguard has registered a goal and five assists for six points in eight games with the BCMML’s Okanagan Rockets. Last month, Brown suited up for Team B.C. in the 2017 WHL Cup and posted a goal and an assist in five games en route to a gold medal. Brown suited up in two preseason games with the Giants back in September.
As an under-ager, Brown can play in a maximum of five games with the Giants until the Okanagan Rockets season is completed. The addition of Brown means that the Giants roster now sits at 24 players: 13 forwards, nine defencemen and two goaltenders.
Tanner Brown will wear number 5 with the Giants.