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Cranbrook Bucks add new forward for 2021-22 season

The Cranbrook Bucks have signed forward Andrew King for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

“Andrew’s a unique talent, he has a good combination of speed and skill. He’s a hard-working player that we think can produce offense in the BCHL,” said Head Coach and GM Ryan Donald.

King played for the Neponset Valley River Rats U18 AAA team and scored four goals and 20 points in 18 games.

“We are thrilled to have Andrew commit to joining the Bucks for the 2021-22 season,” said Donald. “Andrew is an exciting young player that will bring another element of skill and ability to our forward group.”

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The Iowa-born 18-year-old was supposed to play for New England Prep School Lawrence Academy Spartans last year before COVID-19 shut down their season.

“In doing our homework on Andrew as a young man and as a hockey player, we identify the traits we want in our players on the ice, but also getting to know him as a person,” added Donald. “You try to check as many of those boxes as you can in the recruiting process and we’re certainly confident that Andrew can bring a lot of that to the table for us.”

King is currently ranked 216th among North American Skaters for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

“Our staff feels that Andrew fits our identity here in Cranbrook very well and expect him to transition easily into our roster this fall,” added Donald. “We look forward to being part of Andrew’s development as a player and person while helping him pursue his goals of playing Division 1 hockey and beyond.”

The 2021-22 season is scheduled to begin on October 8th.

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