2012 NHL Entry Draft RecapJune 23, 2012 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Regina Pats
Stephenson was selected 16th in the third round (77th overall) by the Washington Capitals. Stephenson adds some offensive punch to the Capitals' system, finishing the 2011-12 WHL campaign with 42 points in 55 games.
Two Regina Pats prospects were also selected in the draft. Brady Skjei (USA-U18) was taken 28th overall by the New York Rangers. Rhett Holland (AJHL-Okotoks) had his name called 102nd by the Phoenix Coyotes.
"To be able to have Chandler and the two prospects selected, it's really positive for our organization," commented Pats General Manager Chad Lang. "We had a couple other guys who had been discussed and talked about in Jack Rodewald and Dominik Volek. Unfortunately they weren't selected and yet, I think they're both going to be fully given some opportunities via free agent camps. Overall I think it has been really positive for our organization."
Next up for the Regina Pats is the 2012 CHL Import Draft on Wednesday, June 27th.
Pats 2012/13 Season Tickets are now on sale. For more information contact the Pats office at 522-5604 or go to www.reginapats.com.
Western Hockey League Stories from June 23, 2012
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- Troock Selected by Dallas at 2012 NHL Draft - Seattle Thunderbirds
- Three Oil Kings Selected in 2012 NHL Draft - Edmonton Oil Kings
- 2012 NHL Entry Draft Recap - Regina Pats
- Two Giants Selected in 2012 NHL Draft - Vancouver Giants
- 32 WHL Players Selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft - WHL
- Colin Smith Selected by Colorado Avalanche - Kamloops Blazers
- Third Rockets Player Selected in NHL Draft - Kelowna Rockets
- Brendan Leipsic and Taylor Leier Selected in NHL Entry Draft - Portland Winterhawks
- Gordon Selected 165th Overall by Calgary Flames - Swift Current Broncos
- Black Selected 135th Overall by New Jersey Devils - Swift Current Broncos
- Royals' Logan Nelson Selected by Buffalo in 2012 - Victoria Royals
- Stephenson Selected by Capitals - Regina Pats
- Bozon Selected by Canadiens in Third Round - Kamloops Blazers
- Walters Drafted in 4th Round by St. Louis - Everett Silvertips
- Rockets Taken in NHL Draft - Kelowna Rockets
- Royals' Steven Hodges Chosen by Florida Panthers - Victoria Royals
- Troy Bourke Drafted by Colorado Avalanche in Third Round - Prince George Cougars
- Mike Winther Drafted by the Dallas Stars - Prince Albert Raiders
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