Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar has announced that 2020 1st round pick Brayden Yager has committed to the Warriors and the Western Hockey League with the signing of a Standard Player Agreement.
“Our hockey club is very excited to announce Brayden Yager’s signing today. Brayden is an elite young player who combines a great skill set with a strong two-way, complete game,” commented General Manager Alan Millar.
“Brayden’s talent, along with his compete, will, and determination in his game, make him a special young player. We are very pleased that Brayden and his parents Cam and Maureen have chosen the Moose Jaw Warriors and the WHL to pursue his hockey and academic goals,” Millar added.
Yager, 5’11”, 165lbs, is from Saskatoon and was selected 3rd overall in the 1st round of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. Last season with the Saskatoon Contacts in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL). As an underage player, Yager finished third in team scoring with 18 goals, 24 assists, and 42 points in 44 games. In the 2019 SMAAAHL Playoffs, he led the Contacts in scoring with two goals, six assists, and eight points in six games.
In 2018 – 2019, Yager played bantam hockey in Martensville (SBAAHL) and had 44 goals, 59 assists, and 103 points in 31 games.