Cougars Sign Defenceman
Prince George, B.C.- The Prince George Cougars have signed their second round draft pick.2001-born defenceman Cole Beamin (Saskatoon, SK) has signed a Standard WHL Player Agreement with the team.
The 6’3” and 189 pound defenceman was selected by the Cougars in the second round (31st overall) in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. Beamin suited up in 30 games for the Saskatoon Outlaws (Saskatchewan Bantam AA) and scored 10 goals, 12 assists and 64 penalty minutes. He added two goals and four assists in six playoff games. He also suited up in five games as an underager for the Saskatoon Contacts (SMAAAHL) and had one goal. Because of his late birthday status he won’t be NHL draft eligible until 2020.
“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to get drafted to the WHL and to be a part of the Prince George Cougars organization is amazing,” said Beamin. “Over the summer I’ll be focusing a lot on weight training, conditioning and skating in order to make sure I’m ready for my first WHL Training Camp.”
“We couldn’t believe that Cole was still available when we were on the clock and ready to pick in the second round,” comments Cougars General Manager, Todd Harkins. “Having him signed and a part of our defense corps moving forward bodes very well for us. He’ll be a cornerstone of our blueline for many years to come.”