During the WHL Draft on Thursday, the Prince George Cougars acquired 2002-born forward Noah Boyko from the Saskatoon Blades, in exchange for a fourth-round pick (72nd overall) used in yesterday’s draft.
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Boyko will occupy one of the three overage spots for the Cougars in the 2022-23 season. The Cougars still have one more overage spot on their current depth chart, as they only had one 2002-born player on their roster in Aiden Reeves. Boyko, who calls Fort Saskatchewan, AB home, split the 2022-23 season between Lethbridge and Saskatoon. The winger was acquired by the Blades from the Hurricanes in late December. It 40 games last season, Boyko had 30 points between Lethbridge and Saskatoon. He added three points in five playoff games with the Blades.
The 6’1,” 191-pound forward, who can play both centre and the wing, was originally a first-round pick (16th overall) by the Hurricanes in the 2017 WHL Prospects Draft. Boyko will join his new team when the Cougars open their 2022 Training Camp in September.