Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Tracey has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
Tracey was chosen 29th overall by the Ducks at the 2019 NHL Draft, one of two first-round selections by the NHL club. Since making his season debut with the Warriors on October 11, 2019, he has recorded 22 points (10G-12A) in 13 games, including four power-play goals.
The 6-foot-0, 176-pound product of Calgary, Alta. was selected 21st overall by the Warriors at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft and made his debut during the 2017-18 WHL Regular Season, posting two assists in five games.
Becoming a regular part of the Warriors’ lineup to start the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season, Tracey took the league by storm, recording 81 points (36G-45A) in 66 games. He had 12 power-play goals and 11 game-winning goals as part of those totals.
Overall, Tracey has appeared in 84 WHL regular season games, posting 105 points (46G-59A), including 16 power-play goals and 11 game-winning goals. To date, he’s appeared in four WHL playoff games, recording one assist.
His strong 2018-19 campaign was recognized at the 2019 WHL Awards as he was named as the recipient of the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s Rookie of the Year.
Tracey’s figures include four hat tricks with one of those games coming as part of a four-goal performance. He has already recorded 30 multi-point games in his WHL career, including four four-point games.
Internationally, Tracey has represented Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, earning a silver medal. He also represented Canada at the 2019 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, posting seven points (3G-4A) in seven games.
Tracey and the Warriors return to action on Friday, November 29 (7:00 p.m. CT) when they play host to the Medicine Hat Tigers at Mosaic Place.