Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pats Acquire Rights To NHL First Round Pick From Everett

Tyson Jost picture courtesy BCHL

Regina Pats General Manager and Head Coach John Paddock announced today the team acquired over-age forward Dawson Leedahl (’96) and the WHL playing rights to forward Tyson Jost (’98) from the Everett Silvertips. The Pats traded forward Sean Richards (’98), Red Deer’s fourth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft as well as conditional draft picks to Everett.

Dawson Leedahl (6’1”, 200 lbs) is a veteran of 226 WHL games over four seasons with the Silvertips.  In that time, Leedahl posted 101 points (37G, 64A) to go with 266 penalty minutes.  In 2015-16, the Saskatoon, SK product tallied 27 points (12G, 15A) in 48 games to go with a career high 88 penalty minutes.  In eight playoff games, Leedahl registered five points (3G, 2A) and 37 penalty minutes.  He also served as the Silvertips captain, earning the team’s ‘Unsung Hero’ award the past two seasons.  The former second round bantam pick of the Silvertips was a member of the 2012 SMAAAHL Champion Saskatoon Contacts and captured a bronze medal at the Telus Cup.

“Any time you can acquire a player that has been a captain of a team, you are eager to do it,” commented John Paddock.  “In Dawson, we are really excited about adding an experienced, big forward to our group who has been playing in a winning program.”

Tyson Jost (5’11”, 191 lbs) was selected 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.  The St. Albert, AB native played 94 games for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL the past two seasons while totaling 149 points (65G, 84A).  Last season, Jost posted 104 points (42G, 62A) in 48 games and was named the BCHL and CJHL Most Valuable Player.  Jost captained Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF U-18 World Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he led the tournament with 15 points (6G, 9A) in seven games.  Jost has committed to the University of North Dakota (NCHC) for this upcoming fall.  He was the Silvertips’ seventh overall selection in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

“We fully know what Tyson’s desires are and we respect that immensely,” continued Paddock.  “At some point we will have a conversation with his representatives and him about what we think of him as a player.”

Sean Richards (5’11”, 180 lbs) joined the Pats last October when he was called up from the Olds Grizzlys.  The St. Albert, AB native played in 54 games for the Blue and White, totaling 18 points (3G, 15A) and 58 penalty minutes.  In the 2016 WHL Playoffs, Richards posted three points (1G, 2A) and was a +3 plus/minus rating in twelve games. 


Anonymous said...

Jost would be a fantastic addition, but I don't see him coming.
Is Leedahl insurance in case Brooks gets sent to the Marlies?

Anonymous said...

Who are these Regina Pats you speak of? They haven't made a peep since the end of the season.

Don't know who is in charge of marketing over there. Do they? Once again, they have let any and all momentum of a solid playoff run disappear into the night.

Marquart is a smart businessman, but he obviously doesn't know how to promote (or get the right people) to promote a hockey team in the off-season.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^. Can't argue with this statement at all. Somewhat baffling if you ask me. Seems like they are content in just letting the Riders do their thing while they like the players take the summer off.

Enigma said...

The Pats gave up a 4th round pick for essentially the "right to negotiate" with Jost and his people. Since he's already NHL drafted and off to a free ride at North Dakota, he is almost entirely unlikely to put on a Pats jersey. This could most likely end up giving a higher draft choice away for nothing. A number of holes in this deal.

Anonymous said...

Enigma, to quote John Lynch "How dumb can ya be!?"

Richards and a 4th go for Leedahl with the conditional picks coming if Jost comes to Regina. Not that hard to figure out.

If you think there are holes in this deal, I have to wonder if you're Brent Parker. NAHHHHHH, you couldn't be because Leedahl will improve the team and that didn't happen under your watch. #choukalos #slade #whatdidpatsgetforeberleandtuebert

Anonymous said...

How much marketing are other WHL teams doing right now? How much marketing are NHL teams doing right now? I guess they all need you for the marketing genius that you are.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, those three Winnipeg Jets billboards and the ad at the Bombers game on the big screen doesn't mean anything. Anything at all! Thanks for proving yourself to be a moron.

Anonymous said...

Enigma. Do you really think the Pats will give up more than Richards and a 4th if Jost doesn't play here. Start wearing a helmet young man!


Anonymous said...

TSN's Rod Black references helmet as a bucket.