The Melfort Mustangs have acquired 2005-born defenceman Cole Unger from the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in exchange for a Player Development Fee (PDF).
In 36 games this season with the Canucks, Unger scored one goal and added six assists for seven points. He went on to add one assist in two games in the playoffs.
“Cole is a skilled, puck moving defenceman that already has a year of Junior hockey under his belt,” said Mustangs Head Coach and General Manager Trevor Blevins. “We believe his experience and his mobility will be solid assets to our blue line this season and in the future.”
Unger (5’11”/170lbs), out of Dunmore, Alta., is a former 10th round pick of the Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL Draft, and spent the 2021/2022 season with the Southern Alberta Hockey Academy (SAHA) U18 Prep team. He notched 11 assists in 35 games that season prior to joining the AJHL as a 17-year-old.
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