Pats trade G Max Paddock to Prince Albert

Going into Wednesday’s game at the Brandt Centre between the Regina Pats and Prince George Cougars, there was a thought goalie Max Paddock could be playing his last game in a Regina uniform with the WHL trade deadline happening on Friday.

On Thursday morning, the Pats struck a deal with the Prince Albert Raiders involving their 19-year-old goalie as he heads to the Prince Albert Raiders for 17-year-old forward Jakob Brook, a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional third round pick in 2022 based on Paddock being back as a 20-year-old next year.

Brook was drafted in the second round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, 40th overall. The product of Roblin, Manitoba has put up nine goals and 21 points in 99 games to start his career. This season he has three goals and nine points in 38 games.

For Paddock, it ends what was a meteoric rise for him.  Originally drafted in the 10th round of the 2015 Bantam Draft, he took over as the starting goalie for the team during its run to the 2018 Memorial Cup with his play at that tournament which was played at the Brandt Centre resulting in him being named the all-star goaltender.

He has appeared in 114 games with Regina, posting a record of 44-49-5-5 with a 3.27 goals against average, a 0.901 save percentage and four shutouts. This season, he owns a 3.31 goals against average and a 0.905 save percentage to go with two shutouts.

With this trade, Regina continues to stockpile draft picks as they rebuild the roster after that Memorial Cup campaign.

Currently, the Pats hold a first (Swift Current’s), two seconds (Kamloops or Prince Albert’s and Everett’s) and three fourth round picks (Regina’s, Seattle’s and Kelowna’s) to start the 2020 Bantam Draft.



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