Chatham native Brendan Harrogate signs contract with Mississauga Steelheads of OHL (Photo courtesy MississaugaSteelheads.com)

OHL Team Signs Chatham Winger

Chatham native Brendan Harrogate has signed with the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads.

The 17-year-old collected 38 points in 37 regular season games, and another 33 points in 29 playoff games, with the Jr. B LaSalle Vipers this past season.

Harrogate was selected by the Steelheads in the seventh round of the 2014 OHL draft.

“I can’t wait to get things started after having a good year with LaSalle,” says Harrogate. “Bill Bowler developed me really well and making the OHL is one of my goals and it looks like it finally happened. Everything looks good and they (Mississauga Steelheads’ front office and coaches) said if you work hard you’ll play and that’s obviously what I’m going to try and do. I’m supposed to play some exhibition games and we’ll see where I go from there.”

Brendan Harrogate in action for LaSalle Vipers during 2015 playoff game vs. Sarnia Legionnaires (Photo courtesy Kelsey Vermeersch of LaSalleVipers.com)

Brendan Harrogate in action for LaSalle Vipers during 2015 playoff game vs. Sarnia Legionnaires (Photo courtesy Kelsey Vermeersch of LaSalleVipers.com)

Brendan Harrogate in action for LaSalle Vipers during 2015 playoff game vs. Sarnia Legionnaires (Photo courtesy Kelsey Vermeersch of LaSalleVipers.com)

Brendan Harrogate in action for LaSalle Vipers during 2015 playoff game vs. Sarnia Legionnaires (Photo courtesy Kelsey Vermeersch of LaSalleVipers.com)

 

The 6’1″ winger, who played all of his minor hockey in Chatham-Kent, now calls London home after his family moved there last summer.

“There’s a lot of good young hockey players that come out of Chatham and the coaches I’ve had over the years are good,” says Harrogate. “Ken Gagner is one of the best coaches I’ve ever had. Our minor midget year we went really far to the OHL cup… all of my teammates in Chatham were good.”

Steelheads General Manager and Head Coach, James Boyd is excited to welcome Harrogate adding, “Brendan is a skilled player who has shown continuous development over the past two seasons, culminating in a strong playoff with Lasalle in the spring. We look forward to seeing Brendan in a Steelheads uniform.”