Prospect Ramblings: Regina Pats – Head start on the Memorial Cup (Jan 10 2018)

Joel Henderson

2018-01-10

Sam Steel (ANA). Jake Leschyshyn (VGS). Josh Mahura (ANA). Nick Henry. (COL)

Just a few names who are holding down the fort as help arrives.  

Regina Pats currently sit 16th overall in the WHL standings. With a 21-19-3 record, the Pats haven't shown even close to the dominance they showed last season. However, they are 5-1-0 in their last six and that was without their top C Sam Steel for most of it. Since Nov 13th, they've acquired nine new players, completely changing the landscape of their roster. On a later date, we can break down the impact of the trades and how much of the future they are sacrificing, but for now let's take a look at who was added.  

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1. Cale Fluery – 19-year-old Dman. Selected 87th OA 2017 (MTL) 

  •  18 points in first 22 games with Regina. He's a legitimate offensive catalyst; a threat with his wrister and slapshot. This was a tremendous first get for the Pats as he adds a powerful weapon on the PP.   

2. Scott Mahovlich – 18-year-old C. 

  • He adds depth to the lineup. The cost was simply a 7th rd selection and he brings all the intangibles you hope from a depth player including grit. Currently has 2 points in 15 games. 

3. Jared Legien  – 19 year old LW.  

  •  He was close to a PPG player with Victoria and has added 6 points in 6 games since the trade. The former first round WHL selection was instantly inserted into the top 6 and is finding success. He's originally from Pilot Butte, so this hometown kid brings the hometown heart.  

4. Jesse Gabrielle – 20-year-old LW. Sel