Photo: Keith Hershmiller
The Regina Pats Hockey Club has traded 19-year-old goaltender Dean McNabb to the Winnipeg ICE in exchange for a 2021 seventh round WHL Bantam Draft pick.
McNabb was acquired by the Pats ahead of the 2018-19 season from the Victoria Royals. He appeared in 28 games with Regina last season, going 8-16-0-1 with a 4.20 goals against average and an .875 save percentage as well as his first career WHL shutout.
“We wish Dean all the best in Winnipeg,” said Pats VP of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Paddock. “He has been a credit to our organization, and we know he will do the same with the ICE.”
McNabb is entering his third season in the WHL, he was originally drafted in the third round, 61st overall by the Victoria Royals in 2015.
Moments after announcing that trade, the team announced it is sending a 7th round pick in the 2021 bantam draft to the Everett Silvertips for G Danton Belluk.
The 18-year-old Belluk (6’1, 161) was drafted by the Silvertips in the 10th round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He appeared in two WHL regular season games with Everett in the 2017-18 season. The product of Lorette, MB put up a 2.90 goals against average and a .922 save percentage in 27 games with the Eastman Selects of the Manitoba Midget Hockey League last year.
Regina will start the regular season on Friday at home against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre
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