Pats Acquire Jared Legien in Trade with Victoria Royals

December 29, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Regina Pats News Release

Regina, Saskatchewan - The Regina Pats Hockey Club is pleased to announce they have acquired 19-year-old forward Jared Legien from the Victoria Royals. In exchange the Pats send 19-year-old Braydon Buziak and a conditional 7th round pick in 2018 to the Royals.

Legien (6'1, 194), originally a first round pick of the Kootenay ICE in 2013, ninth overall, is enjoying a career year in the WHL. The product of Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan has scored 13 goals and has 20 assists for 33 points in 33 games in Victoria.

"We are happy to add Jared to our group," said Pats Head Coach and GM John Paddock. "He is having a great year and we look forward to that continuing here in Regina."

Legien started his career in Kootenay in 2014 before being picked up by the Royals ahead of the 2017-18 season. In 120 games he has 17 goals and 42 points.

Buziak was listed by the Pats ahead of the 2015-16 season. In 87 games with the Pats, the Battleford, Saskatchewan native scored 13 goals and had 22 points to go along with 121 penalty minutes.

"We wish Braydon all the best in Victoria," said Paddock. "He played an important role on our team the last year and a half and wish him nothing but success going forward."

The Pats in action tonight in Brandon against the Wheat Kings at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. The club will host Brandon in a rematch Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box Office.

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