Josh Anderson tabbed as NHL draft prospect

Cowichan Valley minor hockey product Josh Anderson is officially on the NHL’s radar.

Cowichan Valley minor hockey product Josh Anderson is officially on the NHL’s radar.

In his second full season with the Western Hockey League’s Prince George Cougars, Anderson was included on NHL Central Scouting’s list of players to watch for the 2016 draft, which was released on Tuesday of this week.

A six-foot-two, 220-pound defenceman, Anderson is listed as a “C” prospect, a likely candidate for the fourth, fifth or sixth round of next summer’s draft.

Anderson had two goals, two assists and 52 penalty minutes  in 16 games with the Cougars last season, and has five helpers and 38 PIM in 16 contests so far this year.

The Cougars drafted Anderson from the Cowichan Valley bantam Capitals in 2013.