The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have signed former Okanagan Hockey Academy student athlete Josh Mahura to a three-year entry-level contract.
The 6-foot, 189-pound defenceman spent the 2013-14 season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget Prep team, tallying 26 points (11-15-26) in 21 games, along with two points (1-1-2) in three post-season games, helping OHA capture the 2014 CSSHL Midget Prep Championship.
Mahura, 19, split the 2016-17 season between the Red Deer Rebels and Regina Pats, appearing in a combined 73 games scoring 53 points (17-36-53). The St. Albert, Alta. product also netted 21 points (8-13-21) in 23 post-season games with the Pats.
Mahura was selected in the third round, 85th overall, by the Ducks at the 2016 NHL Draft.
Originally drafted by the Rebels in the second round, 36th overall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, Mahura has played 126 career games in the WHL over the past three seasons.
OHA helped shape the person I am today in an abundance of ways. The training regime and on-ice practice went a long way in helping me achieve my set goals in hockey, while making the jump to the next level attainable. Ultimately, it was the lessons I learned off the ice that have shaped me the most. From learning to balance school with hockey, to building character and unity with my team. All in all, OHA was the best decision to not only further my hockey career, but also to further myself as a person."