Tanner Nagel has been named captain of the Swift Current Broncos for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
“Tanner is the prototypical Swift Current Bronco” said Broncos head coach Dean Brockman. “He works extremely hard on and off the ice. His character inside the room has been exceptional.”
Nagel became a member of the Bronco family at last year’s WHL trade deadline. The 1998-born product of Mossbank, Sask. arrived in Swift Current as part of the blockbuster trade that also brought Giorgio Estephan and Stuart Skinner to Swift Current.
Nagel’s WHL career began in 2015 as a member of the Portland Winterhawks, scoring the first goal of his WHL career on December 11, 2015. He joined the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2016-17 and played 107 regular season games there before arriving in Swift Current. As of today, Nagel has played 206 WHL games, scoring 40 points (21G-19A), including five power-play goals and two game-winning goals.
The forward has also appeared in 48 WHL playoff games, recording six points (3G-3A), including two short-handed goals and one game-winning goal. Nagel hoisted the Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Broncos last season as they won their first WHL Championship since 1993.
“It’s an extreme honour to be picked to wear the C” said Nagel this morning at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex. “There have been a lot of great players before me to have this honour. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m really excited.”
1998-born defenceman Matt Stanley and 2000-born forward Ethan Regnier will serve as alternate captains.
“They’re great guys who lead by example on and off the ice” said Nagel of Regnier and Stanley. “They will set a great example for our younger guys to look up to.”
The Broncos have two home games this weekend. They host the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday, January 12 (7:00 p.m. CT) before taking on the Brandon Wheat Kings Sunday, January 13 (4:00 p.m. CT). Call The Stable at 773-1509 for tickets or visit scbroncos.com.