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Pouteau returns to Pats for Mastercard Memorial Cup run

 

Brady Pouteau is headed back to the Queen City following a tour with the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The Pats announced the reacquisition of the 19-year-old blueliner from the Hurricanes in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft as the WHL Trade Deadline drew to a closer Wednesday afternoon.

“Brady is a great addition to our defence corps,” said John Paddock, general manager and head coach of the Pats, in a team release. “He was an integral part of the Hurricanes making the Eastern Conference Championship Series last year and we look forward to having him back in Regina.”

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Pouteau was originally a fourth-round selection (79th) of the Pats at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. In 122 career WHL games split between the Pats and Hurricanes, the product of Oak Bluff, Man., has 30 points (4G-26A) to his credit.

To this point in 2017-18, Pouteau has collected 11 points (1G-10A).

Pouteau is the fourth defenceman added by the Pats this past week, joining Libor Hajek, Jonas Harkins and Aaron Hyman as new faces on the Regina blueline.

The Pats dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings on Wednesday and will look to get back on track Friday evening (7 p.m. ST) when they host the Medicine Hat Tigers.

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