Former 2017 Habs pick officially joins the Calgary Flames organization

Published August 14, 2022 at 1:27

We told you earlier this week, defenseman Josh Brook (second round pick in 2017) has officially left the Montreal Canadiens organization.

We knew that Brook would try to continue his career in the Calgary Flames organization:

"Former #Habs prospect Josh Brook signs a professional tryout contract with Calgary. They'll be looking for players for the AHL Wranglers, so maybe there's a possible fit here. Josh Brook finished his season with the ECHL Lions and wasn't called up by the Rocket for their playoff run, so it was clear that it was headed in that direction."

- Andrew Zadarnowski

Well it didn't take long for the verdict to come in.

It is now official and confirmed. Brook has just signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames' American Hockey League school club, the Calgary Wranglers.

The deal is only valid in the AHL, so Josh Brook will play with the Wranglers in 2022-2023 (and then he can try his luck with the Flames).

Remember that the 23-year-old defenseman did not receive a qualifying offer from the Habs, after becoming a compensated free agent, so he was free as a bird.

Brook, a second-round pick of the CH in 2017, was seen at the time as a very promising young offensive defenseman (and one of the brightest prospects for Montreal), but he ultimately never developed to the level expected, especially due to injuries.

We wish him good luck in Calgary!

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Former 2017 Habs pick officially joins the Calgary Flames organization

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