The Prince George Cougars are hoping their newest defenceman won’t have to change his stripes.

Today (Friday), the WHL club acquired 18-year-old blueliner, Aidan Brook, from the Medicine Hat Tigers, in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft.

“Our scouting staff have watched him for quite some time and identified him as a good fit for our blue line,” said Cougars’ General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb.

“He’s a right-hand shot defenceman that we feel can come in and make an impact now and has a lot of potential going forward.”

Brook has played in seven games with the Tigers this season picking up one assist to go along with eight penalty minutes.

The Roblin, Manitoba product was originally selected by the Seattle Thunderbirds in the fourth round, 76th overall, in the 2018 WHL Prospects Draft.

Brook has family ties to the WHL, as he is the younger brother of Josh and Jakob Brook. Josh played for the Moose Jaw Warriors and is a prospect of the Montreal Canadiens. Jakob currently plays for the Regina Pats.

With today’s trade, the Cougars roster sits at 23 players: two goaltenders, eight defencemen, and 13 forwards.