NHL Central Scouting released its “Players to Watch” list on Tuesday, and there is a solid contingent of Regina Pats on it.
The list breaks players down into three categories, “A” which is a first round candidate, “B” which is a second or third round candidate and “C” which is a fourth to sixth round candidate.
The list had Pats forwards Jake Leschyshyn and Lane Zablocki as “B” players with forwards Nick Henry and Braydon Buziak as well as goalie Jordan Hollett as “C” players.
Forward Sam Steel was also named the Canadian Hockey League player of the week Tuesday for his 7 points in 2 game effort last weekend. Steel had been named the WHL player of the week on Monday.
The Pats aren’t back in action until Friday when they are home to Kootenay.