Medicine Hat, AB – Medicine Hat Tigers General Manager and Head Coach Shaun Clouston announced today the signing of 2018 first round draft pick Cole Sillinger to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
“We are thrilled that Cole chose Medicine Hat to pursue his hockey dreams. We are excited about his future and look forward to working with him as he progresses to the next level,” said Clouston. “We would like to welcome Cole and his family to the Tigers Organization.”
Sillinger was a member of the Okanagan Hockey Academy Bantam Prep in the CSSBHL this past year. He played in 30 games, scoring 46 goals and picking up 37 assists for 83 points. The Regina, SK product is 5’11, 175 lbs and was selected 11th overall at the 2018 Bantam Draft.
“Cole is highly skilled player and a fierce competitor. He possesses tremendous hockey sense and a heavy shot with a quick release which gives him the ability to score. Cole comes from a great hockey family and he displays leadership abilities on and off the ice,” said Carter Sears, Director of Player Personnel.
Sillinger had never been to Medicine Hat before but after arriving for orientation camp, meeting the staff and touring the facilities, he knew it was the organization he wanted to join.
“Everything is world class here, from the organization to the staff, to the room, to the facilities. Yesterday when I saw [the facilities] with my own eyes, I thought this suits me well,” Sillinger said.
Sillinger will report for main training camp in the fall.