The Prince George Cougars have signed 2003-born forward Michael Svenson to a standard player agreement.

Svenson was drafted by the Cougars in the fifth round of 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 deal.

“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 with 54 points.

The 2020-21 WHL B.C. Division season is slated to begin March 26th in two Hub Centers located in Kamloops and Kelowna.