Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins announced today that the Cougars have signed 2000-born forward Reid Perepeluk (Yorkton, SK) to a Standard WHL Player Agreement.
Originally selected by the Cougars in the sixth round (114th overall) of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, Perepeluk is fresh off his second Training Camp as a member of the Prince George Cougars. The 6’0”, 210 pounder spent the 2015-16 season with the Cariboo Cougars of the BC Major Midget League and scored six goals, 10 assists and 60 penalty minutes in 29 regular season games, and he added three more goals in seven playoff games. In 2014-15 he played Bantam with the Yorkton Terriers Bantam AA program and had 28 goals and 12 assists for 40 points in 26 games.
“We are very excited to have Reid Perepeluk signed and committed to the Prince George Cougars,” said Todd Harkins. “He plays the game with the type of energy and intensity that is impossible to teach. You notice him in every game because of his speed, physicality and passion. The Prince George Cougars are going to be a very difficult team to play against in the coming seasons and he’ll be a big reason why.”
Perepeluk is the second 2000-born player to sign with the Cougars in as many days (The other being defenceman Cole Moberg). He will accompany the Cougars to Red Deer this weekend when the Cougars kick off their WHL Preseason starting Friday against the Calgary Hitmen.