Cougars netminder Young signs entry-level contract with Vancouver Canucks
Prince George Cougars goaltender Ty Young has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks, the NHL Club announced Monday.
Young, who hails from Coaldale, Alta., was selected by Vancouver in the fifth round of the 2022 NHL Draft.
“Ty has made some improvements since we drafted him last year and we were pleased to see him play meaningful games in the WHL playoffs,” said Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin. “He has good size and our goalie development team see a lot of potential in his game if he continues to put in the work and follow the plan we have put in place for him moving forward.”
This past season, Young skated in a career-high 34 games for the Cougars, posting 15 wins including one by shutout.
He also appeared in eight post-season contests, helping Prince George reach the Second Round of the WHL Playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Originally selected by the Cougars in the eighth round of the 2019 WHL Draft, Young holds a career 21-24-7-1 record, 3.72 goals-against average, .892 save percentage and one shutout over his 60 career regular season appearances.
General Manager Patrik Allvin announces that the #Canucks have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with goaltender Ty Young.
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