The Regina Pats have added a veteran presence to their blueline on Wednesday as they claimed defenceman Keegan Slaney off waivers from the Calgary Hitmen.
The 20-year-old is entering his fifth and final season in the Western Hockey League after spending the past four seasons with the Hitmen and the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Last season with the Hitmen, the Airdrie Atla. product collected 13 points (5G-8A) in 60 games.
The 5-foot-9, 185 lb. left-shot defenceman has played in 175 career WHL games, recording 34 points (10G-24A) and a +7 plus-minus rating.
Slaney was selected by the Oil Kings in the first round (20th Overall) of the 2018 WHL Prospects Draft.
In another move, the Pats have reassigned 2007-born defenceman Brayden Smith to the Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAA program.