Niagara IceDogs General Manager, Joey Burke, is excited to announce that defenceman AJ Cook has signed with the team. The St. Catharines native was drafted in the fifteenth round, 296th overall, by the IceDogs in last years’ OHL Priority Selection, and has committed to the organization by signing his Standard Player Agreement.
Burke confirmed the signing earlier today, saying “I am very excited to be able to sign AJ today. He is a guy who improved so significantly this past season that he would not be denied at camp. He is an extremely versatile player who can excel both on the back end and as a forward. AJ is yet another high end young player that we have signed here in Niagara, and will help provide us with longevity and success as we transition from our veteran group this season to our younger core next year. This is a very exciting time for our club, and this signing just goes to further validate that.”
Cook played 34 games last season at Ridley College, scoring 4 goals and 10 assists. The defenceman put together an impressive camp, turning heads in each game he played, contributing offensively.
The entire Niagara IceDogs organization is excited to welcome AJ to the organization!