PATS’ HOBBS NAMED WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Regina Pats defenceman Connor Hobbs

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats defenceman Connor Hobbs has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 6, 2016.

Hobbs registered seven points (1G-6A) in two games to help the Regina Pats go 2-0-0-0 at home this past week.

On Wednesday, November 2 versus the Kootenay ICE, Hobbs put forth a goal and three assists, earning second-star honours in a 10-2 win. The 19-year-old product of Saskatoon followed up with three assists on Friday, November 4 in a 9-6 win over the Saskatoon Blades.

Hobbs is currently tied for fourth in scoring among Western Hockey League defencemen with 18 points (4G-14A) in 13 games.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound defenceman was a fifth round pick (143rd) of the Washington Capitals at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He will also be representing Team WHL at the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series beginning Monday in Prince George.

Hobbs is in his third full WHL season, having collected 80 points (26G-54A) in 126 career WHL regular season games split between the Regina Pats and Medicine Hat Tigers.

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