View Full Version : Pats Acquire Josh Fauth From Kootenay

11-16-2005, 12:31 AM
November 15, 2005 (reginapats.com)


Regina SK ---- Late this evening the Regina Pats acquired nineteen-year-old defenceman Josh Fauth from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for a 5th round bantam draft selection in 2007.

Prior to tonight, Fauth appeared in twenty-one games with the Ice this season recording two assists and adding fourty-two penalty minutes. Fauth, a 6’4” 234lb product of Medicine Hat was a 4th round draft choice of the Ice in 2001, and has appeared in ninety-nine career WHL games.

“With the loss of Spencer Fraipont and Andy Schenn we were left with only six defencemen and we felt that Josh was a good fit for us at this time. He is a big body that will compliment our other defencemen, and he has played in a great program that has been very successful. We are looking for Josh to provide some veteran experience to what is a very young defensive core,” commented Pats GM Brent Parker.

Fauth will join his new teammates tomorrow in Cranbrook, and is expected to make his Pats debut on Friday night when the Pats begin a seven game road trip in Spokane.

11-16-2005, 11:11 AM
Ya know, I kinda saw this one coming. Parker has a long history of cleaning out his roster then adding players from the BC/US divisions on a road trip through the divisions. Im glad that he managed to get another big defenseman. Anyone know more about this kid? We dont really see much of the players from out west.

11-16-2005, 11:31 AM
Josh is a big kid and I think he was starting to play well and coming into his own this year. It was a number thing for him in Cranbrook 8 defence and someone had to go, we had 3 19 year old defence on the team. He will be a good adition to the Pats and if he ever develops a mean streak he will be great, He needs to use his size to his advantage more and be more intimidating. I will miss him from our line up but wish him well in Regina.

player Summary
Name: Josh Fauth
Number: 4
Position: D
Height: 6'4
Weight: 232
Shoots: L
Birthdate: 1986-02-06
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, AB
Player Stats
Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2003-2004 WHL Season Kootenay Ice 28 0 0 0 -1 36
2004-05 WHL Season Kootenay Ice 48 0 2 2 5 79
2005-06 WHL Season Kootenay Ice 22 0 2 2 3 42
Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2005 WHL Playoffs Kootenay Ice 13 0 1 1 1 2