By Matt Stefano
He was drafted by the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s this past June, and now he’s finally going to suit up for them tonight!
The Soo Thunderbirds have announced today that rookie forward Cooper Foster has been called up by the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s.
Foster, who was drafted by the Ottawa 67’s in the 2nd round (32nd overall) back on June 4 (the day of his 16th birthday), will suit up for his first career Ontario Hockey League game tonight, when the 67’s visit Oshawa to take on the Oshawa Generals.
“We are thrilled for Cooper and his family,” said Thunderbirds assistant coach and general manager Jamie Henderson, who also serves as the Ottawa 67’s Northern Ontario Scout. “It’s a great opportunity for him to grow as a player this week with the 67’s and it’s a reflection on how he has started his season with the Thunderbirds.”
Foster, who is in his rookie season with the Thunderbirds, currently sits second in team scoring with 21 points in 17 games.
The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native will wear No. 29 tonight in his first game with the 67’s.