Seattle sends two draft picks to Cougars
KENT, June 10, 2020 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced the team has acquired the rights to center Stanley Cooley from the Prince George Cougars in exchange for an eighth round pick in the 2021 Bantam Draft and a conditional fourth round pick in a future Bantam Draft.
“Any time we have a chance to add a player that has significant upside and help our team now and, in the future, we are going to exercise those options,” said La Forge.
“We really believe in our development group with our coaching staff and Steven Goertzen. We feel this group makes joining the T-Birds a viable option for players to pursue their hockey careers.”
Cooley played for the Spruce Grove Saints in the AJHL last season and had 15 goals and 29 assists for 44 points in 56 games.
Cooley was originally selected by the Cougars in the third round, 62nd overall, of the 2017 Bantam Draft.