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Cougars Sign 9th Overall WHL Prospects Draft Pick Lee Shurgot

Prince George BC – The Prince George Cougars are excited to announce 2007-born forward Lee Shurgot, the 9th overall selection in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft, has signed a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

“We are thrilled to get Lee signed. As I said on draft day, we had identified Lee as a priority prospect very early on in the season,” said Cougars Director of Scouting, Bob Simmonds. “Lee is highly skilled and plays the game the right way. His ability to elevate the level of play of his teammates is very noticeable. Lee will be a great fit with our young skilled group going forward. His commitment to the Cougars brings another elite level player into our organization.”

Shurgot played for the Saskatoon Generals Bantam AA team in the Saskatchewan AA Hockey League U15 (SAAHL U15) last season. The Saskatoon, SK product led his club in scoring, compiling 100 points (57G-43A) in 31 games played. The 6’1 forward also suited up in eight games with the Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAA club and added four points (1G-3A) in eight games played.

Shurgot is the first player from the Cougars 2022 WHL Bantam Draft class to sign a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

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