Mustangs sign Anderson for 2nd season
The Ogden Mustangs have local, rookie phenom Ammon Anderson returning for the 2018-19 season.
Anderson started last season as a 16 year old. Expected to play more of a depth and development role early on, he quickly shot his way up the depth part and became a key player in the Mustangs’ lineup. By the end of the season, he was getting second-line minutes, powerplay time and played with the composure and consistency of a much more experienced player.
Remarkably, Anderson still has four seasons of junior hockey eligibility ahead of him, including the season ahead.
“I’m looking forward to another season with the Mustangs,” Anderson said. “I have high expectations for this team as the season progresses.”
Anderson was ninth in team scoring with 18 goals and 24 assists in the past regular season. In the Thorne Cup Finals he had the first goal of the week along with another goal and assist that week.
In 46 regular season games, Anderson had 12 multi-point games, including a three-goal effort in Cheyenne. He’s the youngest player in team history to every record three or more goals in a game.
At 5-feet-10-inches and 175 pounds (an inch taller and 10 pounds heavier than last season), Anderson is a hard-working, fast-skating playmaker. He officially calls Syracuse, Utah home.
The Ice Sheet in Ogden was where it all started for him, skating for the Jr. Wildcats for his first two seasons of youth hockey. He then went on to play for the Jr. Grizzlies and West Coast Renegades in Salt Lake. Two seasons ago, he played for the Colorado Thunderbirds in the T1EHL where he picked up 14 points in 18 games, before coming to the Mustangs.