The Moose Jaw Warriors have filled the final overage spot on their roster – and the player they’ve added comes with a host of offensive upside.
The Warriors announced Saturday that they’d acquired Jadon Joseph from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a third-round WHL Bantam Draft pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2022.
Joseph, 6-foot-1 and 180lbs, played in 68 games last season, scoring 22 goals and 53 points while suiting up for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Regina Pats and Vancouver Giants. It was with the Giants that he had his greatest impact, putting up 10 goals and 28 points in the final 32 games of the regular season before adding another seven goals and 12 points in 22 games as the Giants won the WHL Western Conference championship.
“We are very pleased to add Jadon Joseph to our hockey club,” said Warriors general manager Alan Millar in a press release. “Jadon is a strong, hard, two-way player who can also contribute offensively. He has a relentless work ethic and brings very strong character to our team. He will compliment our young group very well.”
The Sherwood Park, Alta. native has an interesting stat to his name – Joseph has played 58 playoff games over the past three seasons, the most of any player in the WHL. He also comes highly recommended by the Giants’ brass
“Jadon played a huge role in our success both in the regular season and the playoffs,” said Giants general manager Barclay Parneta. “His experience made a huge difference for us on our road to the WHL finals. We are fortunate to have had Jadon represent the Vancouver Giants on the ice and in the community. His character, leadership and skill-set will serve him well as he continues his career with the Moose Jaw Warriors.”
The Warriors are in action in Brandon Saturday night to close out the pre-season schedule. They kick off their 2019-20 campaign on Friday, Sept. 20 in Regina before hosting the Pats in their home opener the following night at Mosaic Place.