The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce that captain Sam Steel and defenceman Josh Mahura have been returned to the club by the Anaheim Ducks.
Steel, a first round pick in 2016, played in two pre-season games with the Ducks, picking up one assist. He is the reigning WHL Player of the Year after a 50 goal, 131 point campaign in 2016-17 which led the entire CHL. The Sherwood Park, Alberta product added 30 points in 21 playoff games in 2017.
Mahura, a third round pick by the Ducks in 2016, played in two pre-season games with Anaheim this fall. The 19-year-old scored 17 goals and had 53 points in 73 games during the 2016-17 regular season with the Pats and Red Deer Rebels. Mahura added eight goals and 21 points in 23 playoff games.
The Pats have also re-assigned the following players:
F Kjell Kjemhus – Pursuit of Excellence (CSSHL).
F Tristen Robins – Rink Hockey Academy (CSSHL).
F Rayman Bassi – TBD.
The Pats return to action tonight at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw against the Warriors at 7 p.m. Next home game is Sunday at 4 p.m. against the Red Deer Rebels. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or stop by any Regina Safeway to get Safeway Fun Zone tickets for just $13.