Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Pats Senior VP and General Manager Chad Lang announced today the team has signed forward Luc Smith to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
Smith was the Pats’ 3rd round pick (60th Overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. The pick the Pats used to select Smith was acquired in a trade with Brandon for Draft Day Considerations.
“It’s a good experience,” said Smith. “I know the hard work starts now, this is a big step in my career and I’m enjoying this day for sure.”
Smith suited up in 35 games for the St. Albert Sports Raiders of the AMHL in 2012-13. The 6’5”, 202 lbs forward totaled 11 points (8G, 3A) and 48 penalty minutes in the regular season to go with 5 points (2G, 3A) and 26 penalty minutes in ten playoff games.
“I think it’s an exciting day,” commented Pats Director of Scouting Dale McMullin. “Luc’s a big bodied player which is the type of lineup we’re trying to build here. He’s a great kid with good family so it’s a good day.”
The signing comes after Smith participated in the Pats Spring Prospects Camp this weekend in Regina.