The Dryden GM Ice Dogs have acquired Carter Brown of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League.

The 20-year-old 6'5" 215lb defenseman has been added in hopes to replace speed and size on the blue line in the off-season as the team has lost Cory Dennis, Brendan Jay, Trevor Kavanaugh and Tristan Knott following the 2017-2018 season.

Dryden GM Ice Dogs Head Coach and General Manager, Kurt Walsten says that this is a good start.

“Carter Brown will be one of the best defensemen in the league this upcoming season. He is a strong two-way player and will see a lot of playing time. Brown will be tough to compete against because of his size and will be an asset to the team both on and off the ice. Carter Brown will be a leader for us, he wants to be part of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs organization and is focused on keeping the Bill Salonen Cup in Dryden," he says.

Brown has played with the Melfort Mustangs (SJHL), Sicamous Eagles (KIJHL) and Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL) and is looking forward to joining the GM Ice Dogs' organization.

“My hockey career has been a journey, and I look forward to being a Dryden GM Ice Dog and making the most of my time here," he says.

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are coming off a successful season, winning the Bill Salonen Cup for the second consecutive year and makin it to the final of the Dudley-Hewitt Cup.