Prince George Cougars captain Ethan Samson has signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Samson, 19, has collected 27 points (11G-16A), eight power-play goals, and 93 shots in 28 games this season.
“It’s just amazing. It has been a crazy couple of days and I’m so happy it’s happened,” said Samson after putting pen to paper.
The 6’3, 183-pound native of Delta ranks T-2nd on the Cougars in power-play goals and T-1st among team defencemen in goals and second in assists and points this season. Samson collected two goals and one assist in the 10-6 win over the Kamloops Blazers on New Year’s Eve which has him 12th all time in Cougars points among all defencemen (88 Points).
“He’s just worked, worked, and worked and got better every day. In his draft year, he was never on central scouting, he was under the radar, and he kept improving,” said GM & Head Coach Mark Lamb. “He has earned everything he’s got, and it is so great to see him sign with Philadelphia.”
Samson was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round (17th overall) of the 2021 NHL draft.
The Prince George Cougars would like to congratulate Ethan Samson on the terrific accomplishment. The Cats are back in action Friday, January 6, and 7 on home ice when they host the Everett Silvertips. You can catch all the action of 94.3 The Goat or on WHL Live.
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