The Prince George Cougars had nine picks in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft and they used their fifth selection, 60th overall, to select a skilled forward out of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League.
Ty Muller was a teammate of the Cougars first-round pick, Craig Armstrong, as they played together with the Airdrie Xtreme Bantam AAA. The two helped lead the Xtreme to a AMBHL championship and they both played together at the Alberta Cup, leading Team Central to the title.
Mueller was third in team scoring in the regular season, putting up 37 points 20-17-37) in 31 games. The Cochrane, Alberta, product had an incredible playoff run, finishing second in scoring, behind Armstrong no less, with 23 points in 13 games. Mueller and the Xtreme finished second at the Western Canada AAA Bantam Championship in Kamloops, BC.
“Mueller is probably one of the smartest hockey players you will see; his hockey IQ is off the charts,” said Director of Scouting Bob Simmonds.
“If you watch him closely he does so many of the details the right way. He brings skill and scoring and he makes the players around him better. He’s a very cerebral player.”
Muller also competed at the prestigious 2018 U-15 World Selects Invitational in Philadelphia during the week of the WHL Bantam Draft.
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