2012 NHL Entry Draft Recap
June 23, 2012
Three players with Pats connections were selected at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh this weekend.
|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Charlottetown Islanders||Chicoutimi Sagueneens|
|Drummondville Voltigeurs||Gatineau Olympiques|
|Halifax Mooseheads||Moncton Wildcats|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
Regina, Saskatchewan – This weekend’s NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh saw Regina Pats forward Chandler Stephenson and two Pats prospects drafted into NHL organizations.
Stephenson was selected 16th in the third round (77th overall) by the Washington Capitals. Stephenson adds some offensive punch to the Capitals’ system, finishing the 2011-12 WHL campaign with 42 points in 55 games.
Two Regina Pats prospects were also selected in the draft. Brady Skjei (USA-U18) was taken 28th overall by the New York Rangers. Rhett Holland (AJHL-Okotoks) had his name called 102nd by the Phoenix Coyotes.
“To be able to have Chandler and the two prospects selected, it’s really positive for our organization,” commented Pats General Manager Chad Lang. “We had a couple other guys who had been discussed and talked about in Jack Rodewald and Dominik Volek. Unfortunately they weren’t selected and yet, I think they’re both going to be fully given some opportunities via free agent camps. Overall I think it has been really positive for our organization.”
Next up for the Regina Pats is the 2012 CHL Import Draft on Wednesday, June 27th.