Less than 24 hours after dealing away one goaltender, the Regina Pats have acquired another.
The Pats made an early Thursday deal with the Vancouver Giants, acquiring Humboldt, Sask. native Jacob Wassermann in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.
The six-foot-five goaltender was an eighth round selection (157th overall) of the Giants in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. In one pre-season game with the Giants, Wassermann made 21 saves on 23 shots in 29 minutes of action against the Spokane Chiefs.
“Jacob came to camp and competed very hard for us,” said Giants general manager Glen Hanlon. “We’re happy that he’ll get to continue his WHL career in his home province with the Regina Pats and we wish him and his family the best moving forward.”
In 26 games with the Saskatoon Blazers of the SMHL last year, Wassermann held a 10-13-0 record with a 3.23 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. Wassermann also impressed in the playoffs, putting up a 1.81 goals against average and 0.947 save percentage in five games.