Mustangs add Ogden-born-and-raised forward Rogers
The Ogden Mustangs have added their third Utahn to the 2018-19 roster in Cannon Rogers, who was born and raised in Ogden.
Rogers came up through the Jr. Wildcat program here in Ogden, before the program was renamed as the Jr. Mustangs. He was 10 years old during the Mustangs’ inaugural season, and attended nearly all the Mustang home games in the 2012-13 season.
Since his time playing in Ogden, he moved on to play for the Everett Silvertips 16U and 18U programs in the NAPHL as well as the Colorado Rampage 16U team in the T1EHL.
“I’m very excited to be back home in Ogden,” Rogers said. “I grew up around the team and watched the organization grow over the years, and it’s always been a dream in the back of my mind to play for Ogden, in my home town. I think we have a very good team and a great group of guys, and I’m really excited to get going. The community support has grown a lot since the early seasons here. The fans are awesome, and I’m excited to play in front of them.”
Rogers stands at 5-feet-11-inches and 165 points. He’ll have another two seasons of junior hockey eligibility remaining after this one. He describes his style of play as a skilled forward with speed as his biggest defining trait, and he’s not afraid to go in the corners and dig out pucks.