Pats Svozil named East Division Defenceman of the Year


The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced the nominees for the league’s Defenceman of the Year for the 2022-23 season including the Regina Pats Stanislav Svozil.

Svozil was named the top defenceman for the East Division on Tuesday.

This past season, the 2003-born defenceman finished in the top-3 in the WHL amongst defencemen in numerous categories. He ranked first in power play assists (36), second in assists (67), second in points per-game (1.39), and third in points (78), all while playing in just 56 games.

During the Pats first round series against the Blades, Svozil finished second among all skaters with 13 points (4G-9A).

The 78 points collected by Svozil this year were the 10th-highest single season point total by a Pats defenceman in franchise history.

Joining Svozil as the nominees for Defenceman of the Year

WHL Defenceman of the Year Nominees
B.C. Division – Olen Zellweger (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.) – Kamloops Blazers
Central Division – Christoffer Sedoff (Helsinki, Finland) – Red Deer Rebels
U.S. Division – Kevin Korchinski (Saskatoon, Sask.) – Seattle Thunderbirds

The WHL defenceman of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, May 10.

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