Thursday, June 27, 2019
Pats Grab Russian in Import Draft
The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce they have selected 17-year-old forward Daniil Gushchin seventh overall in the 2019 CHL Import Draft.
Gushchin (5’8, 161) from Yekaterinburg, Russia, played the 2018-19 season with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. He put up 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points in 51 games.
Gushchin played for Russia at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Hlinka Gretzky Cup and Under-18 World Championships in 2018-19, winning gold at the Under-17’s, silver at the Under-18’s and a bronze medal at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. He put up 12 goals and 20 points in the three international tournaments.
“We are really excited to pick Daniil at seven today,” said Pats VP of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Paddock. “He is a highly skilled forward who played as an underage at two under-18 tournaments last year.”
With Gushchin, the Pats now have two imports on their roster, he joins defenceman Nikita Sedov who is entering his 18-year-old season.
(Phil Andrews/Regina Pats)