The Regina Pats Hockey Club has acquired Montreal Canadiens prospect defenceman Cale Fleury from the Kootenay ICE.
In exchange, the Pats send 18-year-old defenceman Jonathan Smart, 16-year-old forward Cole Muir, a 2nd round pick in 2018, a 6th round pick in 2018 and a conditional pick in 2019 or 2020 to the ICE. The 2018 2nd round pick was acquired from the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Jordan Hollett trade and the 6th round pick was originally from Kootenay for goaltender Kurtis Chapman.
“We are excited to add Cale to our team,” said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock. “He is a high end defenceman and will fit nicely with our group.”
Fleury, drafted 87th overall in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, has scored six goals and has 10 points through 17 games this season. For his career, Fleury has played in 218 games, scoring 26 goals and 86 points.
Originally a fourth round bantam draft pick, the Calgary product represented Team Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2014.
The Pats see action Wednesday at home against Calgary before heading out on a West Coast road trip.