Like father, like son.
The Prince George Cougars added another piece to the puzzle today (Monday) signing top-prospect Tyson Buczkowski to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.
The 15-year-old was selected 15th overall, in the 2021 Prospects Draft earlier this month.
Buczkowski’s father, Paul, played five seasons (1991-996) and over 300 games in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades and average over a point per game in his career.
“We are excited to have Tyson and his family commit to our team and the WHL,” said Cougars’ General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb.
“Tyson has a lot of tools, and we feel he will big piece on our blue line going forward.”
Buczkowski plays for the Saskatoon Blazers in the Saskatchewan Under 18 AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL) where he is the top-scoring defenceman with 18 points in 23 games.
“Tyson has a very complete game for a defenceman. He generates a lot of offence from the blue line, he can run a power play, and is a very strong defender below the dots. He checks off a lot of boxes,” said Cougars’ Director of Scouting Bob Simmonds.
“He’s excited to be a Prince George Cougar.”
Buczkowski was the captain of Team Saskatchewan at the 2021 WHL Cup leading them to a bronze medal.