WHL Bantam Draft Profile: Kent Anderson
The Prince George Cougars had nine picks in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft and they used their ninth selection, 112th overall, to select defenseman Kent Anderson out of Calgary.
Anderson, who doesn’t turn 15 until November, already has a good sized frame as he’s listed at 6’0 and weighs in at 177 pounds. The right-handed shot defenseman played in the Alberta Bantam Major Hockey League with the Calgary Northstar Sabres Bantam AAA. In 35 regular season games, Anderson chipped in with five goals and 14 points from the blue-line. He had a strong showing at the 2018 Alberta Cup, finishing with three points in five games and Captained Team Calgary North “C”.
“He’s a defenceman who very much caught our attention at the Alberta Cup,” said Director of Scouting Bob Simmonds. “It was clear his growth as a player was trending in the right direction. He skates well, he’s got offensive skill, he manages the puck and he has a good-sized body and he’s a complete defenceman.”
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