Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats have selected defenceman Dmitry Sinitsyn (’94) with the 16th Overall selection in the 2013 CHL Import Draft.
Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Sinitsyn played the 2012-13 season in the NCAA with University of Massachusetts-Lowell as a freshman when the River-Hawks travelled to the Frozen Four before bowing out to Yale in the Semi-Final.
The 6’2”, 200 lbs defenceman was a 7th round selection (183rd overall) of the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
“Dmitry is big, strong and mobile defenseman with a big shot who can certainly aid in our success offensively and on the power play,” said Pats Senior VP and General Manager Chad Lang. “As a 19 year-old with NCAA experience, he is a mature player we feel will step in comfortably with our group. We are happy to have selected him and welcome him to Regina.”
The Pats next selection in the CHL Import Draft is 76th Overall, but with teams passing on their picks will be the 66th pick.