The Prince George Cougars have locked up another one of their prospects.
Sixteen-year-old forward Blake Eastman officially signed his WHL Standard Player Agreement contract yesterday (Jan. 8).
The Ardossan, Alta. native was selected 44th overall in the second round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
“Blake has really developed this season. He is playing with confidence and he has a strong power game; he plays with an edge,” director of Cougars scouting Bob Simmonds says. “He has a knack for scoring, and we expect him to continue to grow as a player and be a big part of our future.”
Eastman currently players at OHA Edmonton, at the Elite 15 level, which is in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.
He currently sits third in team scoring with 25 points (17-8-25) in 21 games to date and is tied for the lead in goals.
Last season, Eastman played for the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League. He finished second in team scoring with 34 points (17-17-34) in a total of 34 games.
He's the third player with the Cougars to sign from the 2018 Bantam Draft class.