On the heels of acquiring two players from the Prince George Cougars, the Regina Pats are adding another player to their roster.
The Pats have acquired 18-year-old forward Austin Pratt from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for a third round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
The six foot three inch, 205 pound forward is in his third season in the Western Hockey League.
In 39 games, the Lakeville, Minnesota product has seven goals and nine assists for 16 points.
Pratt has played 165 career games in which he’s scored 31 goals and 31 assists.
His best season was last year when he scored 16 goals and had 34 points in 70 games.
“Pratt brings size and scoring potential to our team,” said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock in a release. “He had a real good year as a 17-year-old in this league and he is going to help our hockey team going forward.”
In 2014, Pratt was picked in the fourth round by the Rebels. Then in 2016, Pratt represented Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Championship, winning a silver medal.
The third round pick the Pats are sending to Red Deer was actually acquired by Regina from the Rebels in the Josh Mahura deal.
The trade deadline is Jan. 10.
The Pats are in Swift Current Saturday night. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
The Pats next home game is Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. when they face the Prince Albert Raiders.