As of today, Zagreb Den is richer for another Canadian-born offensive player. After a season in the German DEL as part of ERC Ingolstadt where he scored 13 goals (and tallied 16 points) through 31 games, 26-year-old Brandon McMillan joins Medvescak and will make his KHL debut.
“Brandon is a speedy two way winger who has the potential to play any role in our lineup. He will bring a ton of energy and should chip in offensively for us as well. Should be an exciting player and, I believe, a player the fans will enjoy to watch because of the heart and passion he plays with,” said Aaron Fox, Medvescak’s Sport Director while announcing the transfer.
McMillan spent his junior days in Kelowna Rockets where he was part of the Championship team in 2009, a season after the Anaheim Ducks drafted him in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft (as 85th pick). Ducks called him up for the 2010/11 season after he joined a gold medal from the U20 World Junior Championship to the one from U18 World Junior Championship. In his rookie season he played 60 games tallying 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points.
For the next four years he went back and forth between the NHL and AHL, going from Anaheim to Phoenix where his teammate was Gilbert Brule. Before the trade deadline in 2014/15 he was picked up by Vancouver Canucks, a team he was a fan of since childhood.