Friday, October 16, 2009

Pats acquire new Import.....

Hampus Gustafsson.

Pats Swap Euros

Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats have switched things up concerning their imports. They have sent one import home, and added another. Michal Poletin has been sent back to the Czech Republic. In 8 games with the Pats this season, Poletin has a goal and an assist and 4 minutes in penalties.

In the empty import position, the Pats have added 18 year old forward Hampus Gustafsson. Gustafsson spent training camp with the Saskatoon Blades, but was the odd man out in their import situation. He was a member of Sweden’s U-18 team, but was unable to play because of an ankle injury.

#13 Hampus Gustafsson LW
Born: April 22/91
Shoots: Left
Home: Malmo, Sweden
5’9” 175lbs.
2008-09 Malmo Jr.’s
GP-31 G-17 A-15 Pts-32 PIM-53

This leaves the Pats with the CHL maximum of 2 import players as Gustafsson joins second year forward, Tomas Hricina in the line-up.

Gustafsson will arrive in Regina tonight, and is still a question mark for tomorrow night’s game as the Lethbridge Hurricanes take on the Pats. It’s a 7pm puck drop at the Brandt Centre. For tickets, go to, or phone the Ticketmaster box office at 543-7800.

Edit: the photo is from the Regina Pats website.


Mike Kieluk said...

Good luck with him in the Queen city and against the Blades haha.

He should do well in a Pats Uniform.... I hope....or do I really? I am glad he is back in the DUB though.

Kevin Shaw said...

After seeing him play without a practice and after traveling almost 20 hours he was pretty good. Small and fast.... looks like a skilled forward that isn't afraid to get gritty and even block shots.

I like him.