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Cougars select two forwards in U.S. Priority Draft

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The Prince George Cougars picked up a pair of forwards in the 2022 WHL U.S. Priority Draft this morning. (Wednesday)

With the 16th overall pick in the draft, the Cats picked Jackson Crowder from the Dallas Starts Elite 14U AAA.

Crowder, a product of Allen, Texas, is listed at 5’11” and 150. No stats are available from his 2021-22 season. However, at the 2022 USA Hockey National Championship in Chicago, he led his team with seven points in four games.

With the 29th pick, they selected Christian Plaga from the La Jr. Kings 14U AAA.

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Plaga, from Manhattan Beach, California, is listed at 5’9″, and 145 pounds. He was sixth in team scoring on the La Jr. Kings 14U with 20 goals and 36 points in 41 games.

Players drafted in the WHL U.S. Priority Draft come from the Western half of the United States.

The Cougars also hold the following picks in tomorrow’s WHL Prospects Draft:

  • First Round, 9th overall
  • Second Round, 28th overall
  • Third Round, 50th overall
  • Third Round, 61st overall (from Red Deer)
  • Fourth Round, 72nd overall
  • Fifth Round, 94th overall
  • Sixth Round, 116th overall
  • Seventh Round, 138th overall
  • Seventh Round, 145th overall (from Saskatoon)
  • Seventh Round, 150th overall (from Portland)
  • Eighth Round, 160th overall
  • Ninth Round, 182nd overall
  • 10th Round, 204th overall
  • 11th Round, 226th overall
  • 12th Round, 248th overall
  • 13th Round, 270th overall
  • 14th Round, 292nd overall
  • 15th Round, 314th overall

The draft will be livestreamed on CHL TV.

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