Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cats Ink McNulty.

Prince George Cougars coach Dean Clark has often referenced Marc McNulty as the "Most Improved Player at Camp" and now, he's officially signed.

The Prince George Cougars have signed 16-year-old defenceman Marc McNulty (Medicine Hat, AB) to a standard Western Hockey League Contract.

McNulty, born in 1995, stands 6’5” and checks in at 181 pounds. Last season he played his Midget hockey with the Medicine Hat Tigers (Alberta Midget Hockey League).

McNulty joins a long list of defencemen fighting for spots on the 2011-2012 Prince George Cougars roster.

“He might be the most improved player in our entire camp,” said Prince George Cougars Assistant General Manager Wade Klippenstein. “Initially he was a 10th round draft-pick. If the Bantam Draft was held again tomorrow I guarantee you he wouldn’t be a 10th round pick.” Klippenstein adds, “We feel to have a successful team in this league, we need to build from the back moving forward.”

When he was drafted, McNulty was originally billed as a “shut-down guy” who made a strong first-pass. The management and scouting staff are pleased with the development of his offensive game.

McNulty will be dressing for the Prince George Cougars during their games in St. Albert this weekend.


Anonymous said...

What exactly does signing a player indicate? That he will play this season... or just that his rights solely belong to the Cougars?

Dan O'Connor said...

His rights solely belong to the Cougars.

Dan O'Connor said...

I should have said Major Junior rights.