The Regina Pats have made two more trades ahead of the WHL trade deadline.
The Pats acquired 19-year-old defenceman Aaron Hyman from the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for 17-year-old Owen Williams and a second-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Hyman is six feet 5 inches tall and 221 pounds. The Calgary, Alta. native is playing in his third season in the WHL. He’s scored four goals and 23 assists for 27 points in 139 games.
So far this season Hyman has a goal and seven points in 26 games.
“Aaron brings size and playoff experience to our back end,” said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock in a release. “He won a league championship and played in the Memorial Cup last season and will fit in great with our group.”
Last year Hyman played in all 20 of the Thunderbirds’ playoff games. He scored a goal and picked up six assists and finished the postseason with a plus-four.
Williams was a ninth-round pick by Regina in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The Delta, B.C. native appeared in 29 games with the Pats, picking up an assist and 16 shots on goal.
The Pats also acquired 19-year-old defenceman Brady Pouteau from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Pouteau is six feet three inch tall and 204 pounds. This is the second time Pouteau has played for the Pats. He was originally drafted by the team in the fourth round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
“Brady is a nice addition to our defence corps” said Paddock in a release. “He was an integral part of the Hurricanes making the Eastern Conference Championship series last year and we look forward to having him back in Regina.”
The Oak Bluff, Man. native has played in 122 WHL games in his career. He’s scored four goals and has 26 assists. He’s played in 23 playoff games, putting up five assists.
The Pats take on the Edmonton Oil Kings Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre. The puck drops at 7 p.m.