Prince George Cougars forward Chase Wheatcroft signs a three-year entry level contract with NHL's Dallas Stars.
“I am grateful and honoured for the opportunity with the Dallas Stars and to get going with such a first-class organization,” Wheatcroft said.
Wheatcroft is 20 years old and grew up in Calgary.
In 65 games he has scored 47 goals and 57 assists which see him earn a total of 104 points.
He is only the second Cougars hockey player to get past the 100-point mark.
“I want to thank my family, billet families, coaches, Universal Sports Management, my teammates, organization staff, and friends for all of their support and their help throughout my life,” Wheatcroft said. “This is a dream come true.”
The Prince George Cougars got Wheatcroft in the off-season from the Winnipeg ICE in exchange for a fourth round selection.
In 202 games in the WHL, Wheatcroft scored 78 goals, 108 assists and 186 points.
“What can you say, he’s come in and proven he’s one of the top players in the league,” Mark Lamb, general manager and head coach for the Cougars, said. “What a great story for him and our organization. The Prince George Cougars would like to congratulate Chase Wheatcroft on this magnificent accomplishment.”
Wheatcroft and the Cougars are back on home ice Saturday night against the Victoria Royals.
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