PORTLAND -- The Portland Winterhawks have signed 18-year-old defenseman Shaun MacPherson, who will join the team immediately for the remainder of the season.
MacPherson, 6’1”, 200 pounds, began the season with the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, and posted three goals and 15 assists for 18 points in 32 games. He was named the league’s Rookie of the Month for December.
Last season he played for the Knights of Columbus Pats Midget AAA team in the Alberta Midget Hockey League, where he had three goals and 12 assists for 15 points in 33 games.
MacPherson, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, took part in the Winterhawks’ training camp in August, and has been on the team’s protected list since then.
“We’re excited to add Shaun to our defensive core, and we believe he’ll be a valuable contributor for us,” said Portland Winterhawks Acting Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Travis Green. “Shaun impressed us during training camp, and we were pleased to see his progress in Kindersley this season.”
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Portland Winterhawks,” said MacPherson. “I’ve watched them play in the WHL championship series in the last two years and I’m looking forward to joining the team and continuing my career here.”
Season tickets and 20-, 12- and 6-game ticket packages for the 2012-13 season are on sale now. Visit winterhawks.com or call 503-236-HAWK to reserve the best seat locations.