When Team WHL takes to the ice in Swift Current Tuesday night to play Team Russia in the second of the six-game 2017 Canada-Russia series, there will be three members of the Regina Pats on the team.
On Tuesday morning, the WHL announced forward Jake Leschyshyn will take the spot of Moose Jaw’s Brett Howden who was injured in a 7-0 WHL win in Moose Jaw Monday.
The 18 year old Leschyshyn, who was a second-round selection (62nd) of the Vegas Golden Knights at the 2017 NHL Draft, has registered nine points (4G-5A) in 14 games this season with the Pats.
A product of Saskatoon , the 5-foot-11, 188-pound Leschyshyn was originally the sixth overall selection of the Red Deer Rebels at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In 139 career WHL regular season games, all with the Pats, Leschyshyn has 68 points (31G-37A) to his credit.
Sam Steel and Josh Mahura are already on the squad. Each had one assist in the opening game rout.