Prince George Cougars Defenceman, Josh Anderson is officially a member of the National Hockey League.
Early Saturday morning, the 17 year old Duncan, BC native heard his name called 71st overall by the Colorado Avalanche. The Cougars first round selection (third overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft played 83 games with the club, scoring 3 goals and adding 7 assists.
Coming off of an injury in January, Anderson suffered a cracked vertebrae ending his season with the Cougars. After rehab, he’s been given the go ahead to play again. Despite being unable to compete in the NHL scouting combine this past May in Buffalo, Anderson’s draft stock remained high as the 215 pound, six foot three D-man takes his game to the professional level.
Anderson now becomes the second Cougar ever picked by the Avalanche, and is the highest Prince George D-man picked since Ty Wishart (Rnd 1, 2006).