Four Regina Pats Alumni In Second Round Of 2023 NHL Playoffs

Regina, Sask. – Four Regina Pats alumni are on the rosters of the eight teams remaining in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as round two gets underway tonight, Tuesday, May 2.

Jordan Eberle – Seattle Kraken

Eberle helped the Seattle Kraken win their first playoff series in team history as they eliminated the defending Stanley Cup Champion’ Colorado Avalanche in seven games, as the Kraken will play the Dallas Stars in the second round. The Regina, Sask. product tallied three points (1G-2A) in the opening round, including the overtime winner in game four.

The 5-foot-11, 187 lb. forward completed his second season with the Kraken, helping the club to a 46-28-8-4 record, recording 100 points, finishing first in the Western Conference Wild Card standings. In 2022-23, Eberle tallied 63 points (20G-43A) in 82 games, playing 82 contests for the second time in his 13 year NHL career. He also picked up his second straight 20+ goal season and reached 60+ points for the first time since the 2014-15 season.

Now 32, the right winger began his journey to the NHL here in Regina, where he played for his hometown Pats from 2006-2010. The winger amassed 310 points (155G-155A) in 254 games across four seasons, ranking 9th in franchise history in goals and 15th in points.

Cale Fleury – Seattle Kraken

Fleury, like Eberle, helped the Kraken to their first playoff berth in franchise history, playing in 12 games (0G-1A) with Seattle this past season. He did not appear in any playoff action, but is listed on their roster heading into round two.

The Calgary, Alta. product has played in 62 NHL games (1G-1A) across parts of three seasons in the NHL split between the Montreal Canadiens and Seattle. The 6-foot-1, 212 lb. defenceman totaled 41 points (6G-35A) in 51 games with the Pats during the 2017-18 season after being acquired from the Kootenay ICE.

Josh Mahura – Florida Panthers

Mahura helped the Panthers upset the Bruins in the opening round, defeating the number one ranked club in the NHL in seven games. The St. Albert, Alta. product helped played in all seven games against Boston, helping Florida reach the second round for a second straight year as they will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in round two.

This past season, he produced 16 points (4G-12A) in 82 games, setting career-highs in goals, assists, points and games played. The 6-foot, 190 lb. defenceman spent parts of four seasons with the Anaheim Ducks before joining the Panthers via waivers on October 10, 2022. That then led to a contract extension on February 20 where he signed a one-year deal worth $925,000.

Mahura was acquired by Regina from the Red Deer Rebels during the 2016-17 season. In the 2017-18 season, he tallied 69 points (22G-47A) in 60 games. Florida finished the 2022-23 campaign with 92 points, going 42-32-8-1, finishing second in the Eastern Conference Wild Card standings.

Chandler Stephenson – Vegas Golden Knights

Stephenson was clutch in the opening round, scoring eight points (4G-4A), helping the Knights defeat the Winnipeg Jets in five games, booking a second round ticket with the Edmonton Oilers.

In the 2022-23 regular season, Stephenson posted his second straight 60+ point season with Vegas, scoring a career-best 65 points (16G-49A) in 81 games this past season. Now in his fourth season with Vegas, the Saskatoon, Sask. product has played in 420 regular season NHL contests, recording 219 points (73G-146A). Vegas finished first in the Pacific Division, going 51-22-9-4 with 111 points.

The 5-foot-11, 190 lb. forward played for the Pats from 2010-2014, producing 89 points (30G-59A) in his final season.

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