Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Pats Senior VP and General Manager Chad Lang announced today the team has signed goaltender Jordan Hollett to a Standard WHL Player Agreement.
Hollett was the Pats first selection (13th Overall) in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft back on May 1st. The 6’3”, 176 lbs goaltender played with the Okanagan Hockey Academy in 2012-13, posting a record of 23-4-0 with a 1.75 GAA and six shutouts. Hollett is the first goaltender to be selected by the Pats in the first round since the Bantam Draft’s inception in 1990.
“I’m so, so excited,” commented Hollett. “It’s a big accomplishment, the work only starts now. I’m so excited for today, and tomorrow it’s back to work.”
The Langley, B.C. native has been invited to B.C. Hockey’s U16 Camp as the first step towards being selected to play for Team British Columbia at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George.
“We’re extremely proud that (Jordan) is excited to be a member of this hockey club, today’s a great day for our organization,” said Chad Lang. “As good as he is on the ice, he’s a tremendous young man off the ice. He carries himself like a pro; he’s very committed to becoming a Regina Pat and putting in the effort to ensure that he gives himself every opportunity as a 16-year old to crack this lineup.”
The signing comes after Hollett participated in the Pats Spring Prospects Camp this weekend in Regina.