Brandon Magee signs pro deal with Kunlun Red Star

    Magee recorded 52 points in 47 Canada West games across two seasons

    By Connor Hood on June 27, 2019

    Continuing the long and impressive list of Golden Bears to sign professional contracts this summer, Brandon Magee is the latest to ink a pro deal for the 2019/20 season.

    Magee has signed a two-year contract with the Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League, the same team Jason Fram signed a deal with earlier this month. 

    Magee becomes the fifth Bear to sign a professional contract since the end of the 2018/19 season, joining Zach Sawchenko (San Jose Barracuda), Stephane Legault (South Carolina Stingrays), Luke Philp (Calgary Flames), and Fram.

    "Being an Edmonton kid, the first hockey games I remember going to were at Clare Drake arena with my dad. Having the opportunity to play with the Bears and win a national championship is something I’ll cherish forever," said Magee. "The program has prepared me to become a pro by refining habits both on and off the ice. I expect there will be a lot of adapting to the new culture, but I'm excited for the challenge of pro hockey!"

    Magee finished fourth on the Bears, and seventh in Canada West last year with 28 points in 22 games, with his points per game average ranking third in CW. Across two seasons with Alberta, the Arts student recorded 52 points in 47 games, and 12 points in 12 playoff games.

    He also helped the Bears win back-to-back conference titles, and the 2018 University Cup. This will also be his second professional stint, after he spent the 2015/16 season in the ECHL. 

    "Brandon is a very skilled forward and will do well in pro hockey," said Bears GM Stan Marple. "We are glad he decided to join our program two years ago, and help us win a national title. We are happy to welcome him as our newest alumni member!"