The Regina Pats had just one selection in the WHL European draft today. With that pick, they selected Swedish defenceman Ricard Blidstrand. He is property of the Flyers who took him in the 7th round of the draft. Blidstrand is 6 foot 2 and weighs 205 pounds.
Eliteprospects.com has this assessment of Blidstrand
A big and strong defenseman. Plays determined and is pretty physical in his own end. Moves the puck well and has a very good shot from the point. Passing game is a bit suspect as well as his decision making at times.