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Jr. Coyotes standout blueliner Peterson signs WHL deal with Prince George


The WHL’s Prince George Cougars have signed defenseman Drew Peterson to a WHL scholarship and development agreement.

Peterson was the Cougars’ 164th overall selection in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft.

Originally from Milwaukee, Peterson spent the 2022-23 season playing for the Jr. Coyotes’ 16U AAA club.

According to the Cougars’ director of scouting Bob Simmonds, “Peterson’s overall game development and growth during the past season have been exceptional.”

“The team drafted Peterson from the Jr. Coyotes program a couple of drafts ago due to his raw skill and strong skating abilities,” Simmonds said. “While he showed promise during the previous training camp, the focus for Drew was on improving his defensive play. Throughout the course of the hockey season, it became apparent that Drew was taking his game to a whole new level in a very positive way. His dedication to defending and his growing maturity as a player impressed the coaching staff. Drew’s coach, former NHL player Dave Ellett, spoke highly of his effort and coachability. It was evident that Drew was committed to becoming the best hockey player he could be.

“As a result, he has earned his scholarship and development agreement.”

Photo/Prince George Cougars

— Prince George Cougars Staff

(June 21, 2023)

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