Huskies player of the week: Cooper Wilms

The NWJHL season is in full swing, and the Fort St. John Huskies are hard at work trying to defend their championship. Each week we'll talk to a different Huskies player, about themselves as a player, where they're from and the current Huskies season.

Cooper Wilms

Position: Forward

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Hometown: Fort St. John

Height: 6’2

Weight: 192 lbs

2017 stats (with Red Deer Vipers): 34GP, 3G, 5A, 8P

2018 stats: 24GP, 4G, 2A, 6P

Age and year with Huskies: 19, first year with Huskies

On joining the Huskies: “I was away for school last year playing with the Red Deer Vipers, When I returned home, I talked to (coach Todd Alexander) and he was happy to take me and it’s worked very well.”

On playing for his hometown team: “I really like the team, it’s a great group of guys. The coaching staff is second to none, one of the best I’ve ever had. I’m really excited to be back here and it’s everything I thought it would be.”

On his role with the Huskies: “I’m a grinder, and like to muck it out. I have a little bit of a leadership role as well as a guy whose played junior before and won a championship last year in the HJHL.”

Favourite NHL team and player: “My favourite team is the Toronto Maple Leafs, and favourite player is Sidney Crosby. He’s wickedly smart and can outskate anyone.”

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