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Hurricanes Acquire Leschyshyn, Henry from Pats

Keith Hershmiller

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Thursday the acquisition of forwards Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry from the Regina Pats in exchange for forwards Ty Kolle, Jadon Joseph and seven draft picks.

In addition to Kolle and Joseph, the Hurricanes also send a first round draft pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft (LET), a first in 2020 (SC), a third in 2019 (LET), an eighth in 2019 (SC), a fourth in 2022 (LET) as well as conditional third round draft picks in 2021 (LET) and 2022 (LET).

Leschyshyn, 19, was originally selected in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft by the Red Deer Rebels. The product of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round, 62nd overall in the 2017 National Hockey League Draft. He has skated in 213 career games with the Pats accumulating 131 points (61g-70a) along with a 145 penalty minutes.

In 28 career post-season games, Leschyshyn has recorded 10 points (5g-5a) along with a plus-1 rating and 10 penalty minutes. He added one goal and six penalty minutes in five Memorial Cup games for the Pats in 2018. Jake is the son of former NHL defenseman Curtis Leschyshyn.

Henry, 19, was selected by the Everett Silvertips in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft before being acquired and signed by the Pats. He was picked by the Colorado Avalanche in the fourth round, 94th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. In 150 career games, all with the Pats, Henry has totaled 150 points (64g-86a) along with a plus-24 rating and 105 penalty minutes.

The product of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba had a career-high 81 points (35g-46a) in 2016-2017. He has skated in 29 career post-season games collecting 16 points (7g-9a) along with a plus-5 rating and 18 penalty minutes. Henry added seven points (5g-2a) in five Memorial Cup games last year.

Joseph, 19, spent his entire three-year WHL career with the Hurricanes after being selected in the fifth round, 98th overall in the 2014 Bantam Draft. The product of Sherwood Park, Alberta had a career-high 32 points (9g-23a) along with 18 penalty minutes in 53 games last season. He has skated in 144 career games registering 66 points (22g-44a) while adding another 15 points (5g-10a) in 36 career playoff games with the Hurricanes.

Kolle, 18, was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Portland Winterhawks in October. The product of Calgary appeared in just 17 games with the ‘Canes registering 11 points (7g-4a) along with a minus-4 rating and 23 penalty minutes.

The Hurricanes would like to thank Joseph and Kolle for their contributions and wish them the best of luck moving forward.

The Hurricanes host their annual Toque and Teddy Toss this Friday, November 30th when they host the Swift Current Broncos at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.enmaxcentre.ca, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre.

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