Regina Pats: the week leading up to the trade deadline, a history


In the past few seasons, the Regina Pats have been active just prior to the WHL trade deadline.

Here are some of the trades the Pats have made in the week leading up to the January 10th deadline. The first date just happens to be January 3, one week prior to the regular January 10 WHL trade deadline.

January 3

2019: The Pats acquired 17-year-old forward Blake Allan from the Kootenay ICE for defenseman Marco Creta.

To Kootenay: Creta played parts of two seasons with the Pats. He suited up for 66 games scoring three times and collecting 14 points.

To Regina: Allan never seemed to hit his stride in a Pats uniform. He played in 38 games scoring once and adding two assists before being traded to Calgary early in 2019-20.

2019: The Pats traded Scott Mahovlich and an eight-round pick in 2019 to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. In return, the Pats received a third-round pick in 2019.

To Lethbridge: Mahovlich, a solid checking forward played in parts of two seasons playing in 68 games. He scored five goals and added seven helpers while with the Pats.

With the eighth-round pick, the Hurricanes selected American forward Chase LaPinta.

To Regina: With the third-round selection the Pats picked Braxton Whitehead. The forward was playing with the Anchorage North Stars when he was picked. In June he signed with the Pats.

2019: In their third deal of the day, the Pats acquired Tyson Feist and a tenth-round pick from the Spokane Chiefs. They sent a fifth-round pick in 2021 and an eight-round pick in 2019.

To Spokane: The Chiefs used their third-rounder to select forward Matthew Langdon. The 2021 selection is still to be determined.

To Regina: The young scrappy Feist got into parts of two seasons with the Pats picking up 11 assists in 53 games. He was traded to the Kelowna Rockets just prior to the 2020 trade deadline.

January 4

2020: The Pats, amid a rebuild swung a deal with the Everett Silvertips. The Pats traded 19-year-old forward Ty Kolle. The Pats received a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a fifth-round pick in 2021.

To Everett: Kolle, who had previously been acquired from the Hurricanes, got into just over a season worth of games. He dented the twine 23 times in his 78 games while adding 16 assists for the rebuilding Pats.

To Regina: With the fourth-round selection the Pats selected forward Tanner Howe 73rd overall out of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. In his draft season, Howe scored 38 goals and added 37 assists for 75 points in just 31 games. He picked up seven points (3G, 4A) in three games before the season was cut short.

January 5

2015: The Pats traded defenseman Kyle Burroughs and forward Dryden Hunt to the Medicine Hat Tigers. In return, the Pats received defenseman Connor Hobbs, a second-round pick in 2016 and a third-round pick in 2015.

To Medicine Hat: Burroughs, the 47th overall pick in the 2010 Bantam draft by the Pats. He went on to play games in 5 seasons for the Pats and was named captain in 2013-14 until his trade. In those five seasons, he played 220 games, scoring 20 times and adding 83 assists. He also played nine playoff games collecting a goal and an assist.

Hunt, came to the Pats as a 16-year-old rookie in 2011-12 collecting ten points (5 goals, 5 assists). In his second season, he missed all but two games due to an injury. Overall, in 163 games he collected 97 points (40 goals, 57 assists). He also skated in seven playoff games scoring four times and assisting on another.

To Regina: Hobbs was a highly touted defenseman prospect who came to the Pats with just 22 WHL games under his belt. In his final season with the Pats, he scored a team record for goals by a defenseman with 31. He scored 51 goals and added 91 assists for 142 points in 158 games. In 43 playoff games, he scored 12 goals and picked up 36 points.

With the third-round pick in 2015, the Pats selected defenseman Tyler Pryhitka out of Melville. He never played for the Pats or in the WHL.

With the second-round pick in 2016, the Pats selected Cole Muir 33rd overall. Muir got into 13 games over parts of two seasons before he was traded to Kootenay. He collected just one assist.

January 5

2015: The Pats traded Connor Gay, a first-round pick in 2016, and a second-round pick in 2015 to the Red Deer Rebels. The Pats acquired Jake Leschyshyn and a fourth-round pick in 2017.

To Red Deer: Gay, joined the Pats during the 2012-13 season as a 17-year-old. Overall, he suited up for 135 games in a Pats uniform from 2012-13 to 2014-15. He scored 40 goals while adding 52 assists for 92 points. Gay also played four playoff games, collecting 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists).

With the second-round pick in 2015, the Rebels selected Eli Zummack. Red Deer eventually traded the 2016 first-rounder to Kelowna.

To Regina: Leschyshyn made his debut for the Pats as a 15-year-old. He suited up for 12 regular-season games, scoring three times. He got into nine playoff games that same year scoring once. For much of his Pat career, Leschyshyn was not counted on for a huge role, mostly as a valuable checker. In his 19-year-old season, he was given the captaincy for the Pats. His role expanded, he scored 16 goals in just 24 games before the rebuilding Pats dealt him to Lethbridge.

In his Pats career, Leschyshyn played 213 regular-season games. He scored 61 goals and added 70 assists for 131 points. He played in 33 playoff games scoring six times and assisting on five others.

The Pats dealt the fourth-round pick to the Everett Silvertips.

January 6

2019: The Pats acquired Austin Pratt from the Red Deer Rebels for a third-round pick in 2019.

To Red Deer: The third-rounder that was acquired from the Pats, was originally the Rebels pick and was re-acquired. The pick was eventually traded to Kootenay in a future deal.

To Regina: When he was acquired, Pratt was a depth forward that had playoff experience. His role expanded as a 19-year-old and with the Pats rebuilding, he led the team in scoring. He scored 25 goals and added 26 assists for 51 points. As an overage forward, Pratt was named team captain. He again led the team in scoring with 20 goals and 37 assists in 63 games.

January 8

2018: The Pats traded Dawson Davidson, Tristen Robins, and a first-round pick in 2019 to the Saskatoon Blades. The Pats received Libor Hajek in return.

To Saskatoon: Davidson, who had been previously acquired from the Kamloops Blazers in 2016-17. He was more of a depth defenseman for the Pats when he was acquired. As a 19-year-old in 2017-18, he was made an alternate captain prior to his trade. In 83 games with the Pats, he had nine goals and 28 assists.

Robins, a fourth-round pick in the 2016 Bantam draft by the Pats. He received a call up for a one-game stint during the 2017-18 season, before the trade.

The 2019 first-round pick (third overall) was then traded to the Winnipeg ICE.

To Regina: Hajek came to the Pats with high expectations. Many people still feel that the Pats overpaid for his services. He got into 25 games and picked up 14 points (four goals, ten assists). In four playoff games, he scored once. For the Memorial Cup host Pats, he scored one goal and picked up two assists in the five games. He turned pro as an overage with the New York Rangers organization.

January 9

2020: The Pats traded starting goaltender Max Paddock to the Prince Albert Raiders. In return, the Pats received speedster Jakob Brook, a second-round pick in 2020, and a conditional pick in 2022.

To Prince Albert: Paddock, originally a tenth-round pick by the Pats was a solid goaltender during his career. In 2017-18 he was given the starters role with the club when the Pats traded Tyler Brown. He put up solid numbers but was injured for the playoffs. With the Pats’ early exit, he had time to recover and played all five Memorial Cup games for the host Pats. While playing much of his career with a rebuilding club Paddock put up some decent numbers. In 114 games he went 44-49-5-5 with four shutouts.

 To Regina: Brook came to the Pats as a highly touted 17-year-old speedster. When he was acquired, he was out with an injury but was able to see some action. He scored once in eight games before the season was ended. For his 18-year-old season, he should be healthy and will be given every chance to shine.

With the second-round pick, the Pats selected Matthew Wood out of Nanaimo, British Columbia. He recently signed with the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL

Final Thoughts

The Pats have had a lot of action had leading up to the deadline over the last few seasons. It is hard to believe that they had anyone left to trade on the actual deadline. Deadline day will be up next in the series. Stay tuned.

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