TRADE: Pats acquire defenceman Aaron Hyman from Seattle Thunderbirds
The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce they have acquired 19-year-old defenceman Aaron Hyman from the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for 17-year-old defenceman Owen Williams and a second round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
Hyman (6’5, 221) is in his third season in the Western Hockey League, the product of Calgary, Alberta has played in 139 games, scoring four goals, 23 assists for 27 points. This year in Seattle, 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. “He won a league championship and played in the Memorial Cup last season and will fit in great with our group.”
Hyman played in all 20 of the Thunderbirds playoff games last year, scoring a goal and picking up six assists and was a plus four.
Williams was a ninth round pick by Regina in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The product of Delta, B.C. has appeared in 29 games with the Pats, picking up one assist and 16 shots on goal.
The Pats are back in action tonight 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.