Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats are proud to announce that they have signed their first round pick from the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft Morgan Klimchuk to a WHL Standard Players Agreement.
Morgan Klimchuk was taken by the Pats 5th overall in the recent 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. He was the Captain of a Calgary Bison squad that won the silver medal at the Western Canadian Bantam Championships. In 28 games with the Bisons this season, Klimchuk scored 33 times and collected 19 assists for 52 points while adding 44 minutes in penalties. He was also a 2009-2010 South Division AMBHL All-Star.
C – Morgan Klimchuk
Born: March 02/05
09-10 Calgary Bisons (AMBHL)
GP – 28 G – 33 A – 19 Pts. – 52 PIM – 44 (Captain)
Regina Pats General Manager, Chad Lang, “It’s great to have the opportunity to sign our first round pick to a Standard Players Agreement. Morgan competed extremely well during our on-ice session this past weekend at our spring camp. More importantly, he conducted himself well, on and off the ice, showing some great leadership qualities.” Lang continues, “Morgan’s character along with his work ethic and determination makes him an important piece to the future of the Pats.”
Morgan was ecstatic, “It’s been a crazy month looking forward to the Bantam Draft and then signing with the Pats. Now, when it’s all done, it’s been an honour and very exciting for me.”
Morgan recently competed at this past weekend spring camp, and will be returning to Regina this August for training camp.
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