Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Cougars General Manger Todd Harkins announced today that the Cougars have signed 1998-born forward Josh Curtis (Winnipeg, MB) to a Standard WHL Player Agreement.
The 6’0”, 160 pound Curtis was originally selected by the Cougars in the eighth round (156th overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Curtis started the season with the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL and had three goals and eight assists in 18 games. Last season with the Winnipeg Wild (Manitoba Midget AAA) he finished fourth on the team in scoring with 21 goals and 28 assists. He then added two goals and four assists in seven playoff games. Previously during the 2013-14 season, Curtis registered 27 goals and 25 assists with the Winnipeg Monarchs City Midget program. Curtis’birthday falls on September 24th which makes him eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.
“We have been monitoring Josh’s progress closely for quite some time and his play as of late has demonstrated that he is ready to take this next step in his career. We are very pleased that Josh and his family have decided to commit to the Prince George Cougars,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “He’s a terrific skater with strong offensive instincts and he we expect him to make a positive impact in all areas of the ice with our group. This is a great signing for us.”
With this signing, the Prince George Cougars roster now sits at 25: Two goaltenders, nine defencemen and 14 forwards. Curtis will join the team in Calgary in time for Wednesday’s game against the Calgary Hitmen.