The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce they have acquired 20-year-old Edmonton Oilers prospect forward Cameron Hebig and 19-year-old goaltender Ryan Kubic from the Saskatoon Blades. In exchange the Pats send goaltender Tyler Brown, forward Bryan Lockner, a first round pick in 2020, a second round pick in 2020 and a third round pick in 2019, a third in 2021 to the Saskatoon Blades.
Hebig (6’0, 182) is enjoying a career year in the WHL with 30 goals and 28 assists for 58 points in 48 games with the Blades. The product of Saskatoon was signed by the Edmonton Oilers this season and has put up 193 points in 238 career games.
“Cameron is one of the best overage players in the league this year,” said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock. “We are really excited to add his scoring and playmaking ability to our team.”
Hebig was originally a third round pick of the Blades in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.
Kubic (5’11, 186) has put up an 8-11-1-0 record this season in Saskatoon with a 3.96 GAA and a .871 save percentage. The product of St. Andrews, MB was acquired by the Blades from the Vancouver Giants ahead of this year. In 129 WHL appearances, Kubic has put up a 3.39 GAA and a 0.892 save percentage go to along with five shutouts.
“Kubic brings three years of experience to our team,” added Paddock. “We believe he can give us the goaltending we need down the stretch.”
Kubic was drafted in the second round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft by the Vancouver Giants.
Brown was listed by the Pats ahead of the 2014-15 season. He has played in 152 games in Regina, compiling a record of 76-47-10-6 with a 3.02 GAA and a .904 save percentage.
“It’s really hard saying goodbye to Tyler,” said Paddock. “He has been a mainstay on our team for the last three years and we wish him all the best for the rest of this season and going forward in life and his career.”
Lockner was drafted by the Pats in the third round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The 17-year-old has put up 11 goals and 25 points in 101 games in his career. This season, the Windsor, CO product has seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 39 games.
“Lockner is a really good young player,” added Paddock. “He is going to be an impact guy in our league in the next three years but to get good players you have to give up good players.”
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.