Friday, October 3, 2014

Cougars acquire Babych from Calgary

Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars have acquired 1997-born forward Cal Babych (North Vancouver, B.C.) from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for a seventh round pick in the WHL Bantam Draft.
Originally selected in the fourth round (84th overall) of the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Babych checks in at 5’10”, 182 pounds and has dressed in 42 career games in the WHL. Last season he scored three goals, and totalled six points and 11 penalty minutes in 41 games. This season in one game, Babych recorded three assists. His career plus-minus is +4.
“Cal Babych comes from a great hockey family. He’s a good kid with strong character, and now he’ll have an opportunity to play and contribute with a new team,” said Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins. “He’s good along the boards, has some size and can add some offensive flair to our lineup.”
Babych is the son of long-time NHLer Dave Babych who played 1195 career NHL regular season games with the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings. He will join the Cougars in time for their Sunday game in Vancouver against the Giants.
The Prince George Cougars are pleased to welcome Cal and his family to the New Ice Age.                                        

Dan O'Connor
Manager of Broadcasting, Media and Community Relations
Prince George Cougars Hockey Club

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