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Canadians add director of player development

The Carleton Place Canadians are pleased to announce Evan Brownrigg as the franchise’s new director of player development.

Brownrigg, an Ottawa-native, has a wealth of experience as a skills and development coach that will help players at all three levels of the Canadians improve their individual skills. Sullivan has worked with Brownrigg in the past and has seen his teaching skills up close as Brownrigg has served as the director of player development for the uOttawa Gee-Gees since 2017.

As a Hockey Canada certified skills coach, Brownrigg has helped train and develop elite hockey players in the Ottawa-area. While working with the Gee-Gees, he has also been a player development and performance coach for the Ottawa 67’s. Beyond the team role, he has been the COO of Next Generation HKY – a group that has seen a number of Canadians train individually in the past – since 2008.

Along with a number of former Canadians who have moved on to higher levels of hockey, Brownrigg has worked with numerous players at each level of elite hockey – ranging from junior players up to NHLers.

“This position provides me with the platform to further my passion of helping players achieve their personal development goals while also providing the opportunity to contribute to the groups overall success,” he said. “I’m grateful to join such a great organization and excited to get started.”

Canadians coach and owner Brent Sullivan says he sees the value in bringing in someone with the wealth of experience Brownrigg has in order to help the players within the organization.

“Adding someone of Evan’s calibre is proof of our commitment and focus on development of our players. Next Generation HKY has became a local magnet for skill development and Evan plays a key role in that,” Sullivan said. “Our players will recognize quickly just how dedicated, knowledgeable, and hard-working Evan is. We are extremely fortunate to have someone of his experience join us here in CP.”