The Powassan Voodoos made their first trade in franchise history when they acquired 18-year-old right winger Brandon Major from the Blind River Beavers for a development fee.
Last season the Timmins, ON product recorded 12 points in 50 games split between the Espanola Rivermen and the Beavers in his rookie campaign in the NOJHL.
In 2012-13, Major recorded 15 goals and 14 assists in 31 games with the Timmins Majors of the Great North Midget League
Voodoos GM Chris Dawson was intrigued when he found out Major was looking for a change of scenery in the off-season.
“I like his size and his skating ability. He is a very well conditioned and goal orientated young man. We think his experience will be a benefit to our young hockey team,” said Dawson.
Major requested for an off-season trade and he says Powassan was his first choice.
“I’m happy that I got traded to the Voodoos because that’s what I asked for and what I wanted,” said the 6’1″, 190 pound right winger.
“A big part of the reason why I wanted to get trade to Powassan is because the North Bay Battalion in the Ontario Hockey League work very closely with the Powassan Voodoos, and to get a shot in the OHL is a dream I’ve had since the time I put my skates on. After all, I think playing for Powassan will boost my level of play, get me exposure, and help me reach my next level. I am excited to meet all you Voodoo fans!”