Pats, Hurricanes pull off blockbuster WHL trade


Jake Leschyshyn was traded to Lethbridge. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

The Regina Pats and Lethbridge Hurricanes have pulled off a sizeable Western Hockey League trade.

Regina traded Vegas Golden Knights prospect Jake Leschyshyn and Colorado Avalanche prospect Nick Henry to Lethbridge in exchange for Jadon Joseph, Ty Kolle and five draft picks. If Leschyshyn and Henry return for their age-20 seasons, Regina will receive an additional two conditional picks.

Leschyshyn was named the Pats’ captain before the 2018-19 season and is enjoying a career year with 16 goals and 16 assists. Henry led the Pats with 40 points in 25 games.

“I can’t say enough good things about Jake and Nick,” said Pats VP of Hockey Operations and GM John Paddock in a release. “They are incredible people who have meant so much to our organization. Lethbridge is getting two outstanding individuals and we wish them all the best with their new team.

“We could not turn down an offer of this magnitude. We are getting two good players up front in Jadon and Ty and have added some important pieces for the upcoming WHL Bantam Drafts.”

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