The Prince George Cougars are pleased to announce 2003-born forward Michael Svenson has signed a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.
Svenson was drafted by the Cougars in the fifth round, 104th overall, in the 2018 WHL Draft. The 5’11”, 175-pound forward is the sixth player from the Cougars’ 2018 WHL Draft class to have signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
“Svenson is a young, physical and determined player and he will help make our team harder to play against. He also has the ability to provide us depth scoring and he’s a welcome addition to our young core of players,” said Cougars’ Director of Scouting, Bob Simmonds.
The 17-year-old started the 2020-21 season with the Winkler Flyers in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). In the truncated MJHL regular season with the Flyers, Svenson was third in team scoring after he posted six points (4g, 2a) in eight games. The Ile des Chênes, MB product played last season with the Eastman Selects in the Manitoba AAA Under-18 Hockey League and led his team in scoring after he compiled 54 points (29g, 25a) in 47 regular season games. He chipped in with another four points (3g, 1 a) in six playoff games. In two seasons at the Under-18 level, Svenson amassed 80 points (41g, 39a) in 94 regular season games.
The 2020-21 WHL B.C. Division season is slated to begin on Friday, March 26th in two Hub Centers located in Kamloops and Kelowna. The five-team B.C. Division will play a 24-game regular season schedule, which will be announced at a later date.
About the Prince George Cougars
The Prince George Cougars have been a proud member of the Western Hockey League since 1994. The Cougars play out of the CN Centre, a 5,971-seat multipurpose arena that opened in 1995.The Cougars are owned by EDGEPRo Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The ownership group bought the Cougars in 2014 and the group consists of former Cougars Dan Hamhuis and Eric Brewer and local businessmen Ernest Ouellet, John Pateman, Greg Pocock and Raymond Fortier.