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Monday, January 8, 2018

PATS ACQUIRE HAJEK

The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce they have acquired Tampa Bay Lightning prospect defenceman Libor Hajek from the Saskatoon Blades. In exchange the Pats send 19-year-old defenceman Dawson Davidson, prospect forward Tristen Robins and a first round pick in 2019 to the Blades.

Hajek (6’2, 210), is playing in his 19-year-old season in the WHL. In 33 games this year, the product of Smrcek, Czech Republic, has scored eight goals and has 17 assists for 25 points. In 167 WHL games, all with the Blades, Hajek has put up 15 goals and 62 assists for 77 points.

“We are really excited to add Libor to our club,” said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock. “He is among the best defencemen in our league and will be a big part of our team going forward.”

Hajek, a second round pick of the Lightning in 2016, just finished representing the Czech Republic at the World Junior Hockey Championships where he had a goal and seven assists in seven games. The Czechs finished in fourth place.

Davidson was acquired by the Pats from the Kamloops Blazers in December of 2016. The Moosomin, Saskatchewan product has nine goals and 37 points in 83 games with Regina.

“Dawson has been a big part of our team over the last year,” added Paddock. “We wish him nothing but the best in Saskatoon.”

Robins was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft by the Pats. The 16-year-old is currently playing at the Rink Hockey Academy where he has 10 goals and 22 points in 17 games.

The Pats are back in action on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre against the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.

14 comments:

Larry said...

Nice deal for the Pat's!!

DW said...

Nice but still need a top end scorer---Yamamota would be nice.

Anonymous said...

Your northern city trying to help the Pats be respectable in the MC

Hope this ends some of city bashing

Da genius said...

Ok a dman that's about last on the list of concerns. When do the real trades thar will give us a shot in the men cup start happening. Oh boy gave up a first rounder. Ouch

Anonymous said...

Giving up a first rounder in 2019 is no big deal. Next year the Pats can be sellers and get back all/most of the draft picks they are giving up. Now get a scorer to play with Sammy.

Rocker said...

Huge improvement over Davidson.
Bigger, faster all around very good player.

Anonymous said...

He was injured at the WC.

Anonymous said...

Ya I thought roddy mentioned on the cage today that this guy is injured and can't play

bdunc said...

What does this do to the Euro ratio

Anonymous said...

OHHHH BABAY......OHHHHH BABY FOR SURE!!

EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING

Anonymous said...

We get a d-man and we give up a d-man. We also did that in the Fleury/Smart trade. We have a couple better guys but we still didn't create any veteran d-man depth. Schioler isn't in any universe a top four guy. The Pats better keep shopping because they aren't deep enough on the back end. One more offensive weapon is needed in the event one of the strs is down for a while.

Andrew Wiens said...

What a year to be a team with something to sell. It's going to be interesting when trade deadline passes on the 10th to tabulate the total hauls that teams like Prince George and Calgary got this year - assuming they are not yet done. When the Rebels hosted the Memorial Cup a couple of years ago there was only one trade made that year involving a first round draft pick (Debrusk to Red Deer for Pederson, a 1st, and a 3rd), whereas this year first round draft picks and premium prospects are flying around like confetti.

Scott Thompson said...

I’ve seen him play, moves the puck well, but he’s a powderpuff.

Anonymous said...

Says the man who dosent play the game.