- D Josh Anderson, Colorado Avalanche (2016 3rd Round)
- F Radovan Bondra, Chicago Blackhawks (2015 5th Round)
- D Dennis Cholowski, Detroit Red Wings (2016 1st Round)
- F Kody McDonald, Winnipeg Jets (Free Agent Invite)
- F Nikita Popugaev, New Jersey Devils (2017 4th Round)
All five players will miss the Cougars three pre-season games this weekend at the Langley Events Centre. PG faces-off against Vancouver at 7 pm on Friday, Victoria Saturday afternoon at 3 pm and Everett at 12 pm on Sunday.
Pre-season action for the Cougars wraps up on the 15th with a game at the CN Centre against the Kamloops Blazers. Regular season kicks off September 22nd at home when the Cougars welcome the Spokane Chiefs.