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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

THREE PATS RANKED

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Central Scouting Service announced its midterm rankings for the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft in New Jersey this morning and three Pats cracked the North American Skaters list.

First up is Morgan Klimchuk at number 24.  The Pats leading scorer is in Halifax this week to compete in the Home Hardware Top Prospects game on Wednesday (Sportsnet, 6 p.m. CST).  Through 46 games this season, the Pats' 6th overall bantam pick in 2010 features 23 goals and 30 assists for 53 points on the campaign which has him tied for 13th in WHL scoring.

A pair of Pats defencemen follow Klimchuk on the rankings.  Rookie defender and Regina native, Colby Williams checks in at the 203rd spot.  The fourth round bantam pick of the Blue and White in 2010 leads Pats rookies with 14 points, all assists, in 38 games this season.

Just three spots back of Williams sits Kyle Burroughs at 206.  The third round pick of the Blue and White in 2010 leads Pats defencemen in goal scoring and his 14 points has him tied with Williams for third on the Pats blue-line for points.
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The Pats get back in action Friday night when they host the Kootenay Ice in a key Eastern Conference matchup.  Friday is Knight Archer Insurance Bobblehead night and fans in attendance will have the opportunity to take home a Clark Gillies bobblehead with a minimum donation to the former Pats Captain, Kyle Deck Charity/Regina Kidney Foundation.

Before the Pats face off with the Swift Current Broncos in their January 19th contest, there will be a pre-game ceremony to announce and honour the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2013. Individual tickets are available through Ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000.  Group tickets are available through the Pats Office by calling 522-PATS.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

" GO PATS GO "

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately rated in th 200's isn't likely to get anything. Combine the the euros and that puts you in the 400's. There are about 210 kids drafted each year. Decent players on poor teams don't go far. These guys are both a little on the small side and that doesn't help either.

Anonymous said...

To the last Anon... And you are a scout. I recall Jordan Eberle played on some crappy Pat teams. For your information alot of small players are getting drafted now. There is a place for them as goal scorers.

Anonymous said...

Once you get into the 5th-7th rounds it's really all over the place.

Guys who get ranked don't get drafted and guys who weren't on the radar do. Guys ranked at 200 get drafted at 100. All depends on what the teams and their scouts are looking at.

All the boys can do is go out and play their game through the season. Congratulations to all the guys on making the list. Your hard work is being noticed!