The NHL’s newest team has taken Regina Pats forward Jake Leschyshyn in the 2nd round of the NHL Draft.
The Vegas Golden Knights selected the 18 year old with the 62nd pick of the Draft which is happening in Chicago,
The Saskatoon product, who saw his season cut short by a knee injury, had 40 points in 47 games and is seen as a key player in the Pats lineup for the 2017-18 season as they try to win the Memorial Cup on home ice.
Leschyshyn, the son of former NHL defenceman Curtis Leschyshyn, had gone into the draft as the number 42 ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting.
Teammate Nick Henry wasn’t far behind Leschyshyn as he went to Colorado in the 4th round with the 94th pick. Henry had 81 points in 72 games in what was his rookie season in the WHL. Like Leschyshyn, he is expected to be a big part of the Pats as they attempt to get back to the WHL Championship and host the Memorial Cup.
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