LAS VEGAS - An Estevan hockey product has won the Stanley Cup.
Estevan’s Brayden Pachal is a defenceman on the roster for the Vegas Golden Knights, who defeated the Florida Panthers 9-3 Tuesday night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final to win the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final in five games.
Pachal was called up by Vegas from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Henderson Silver Knights, where he is the team captain, before the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He played in one game in the playoffs, in the clinching game of the first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets.
He also appeared in 10 games in the regular season for Vegas, registering two points, including his first point in the NHL.
Pachal is from Estevan originally, and played his minor hockey in the Energy City until he reached the U18 level. He played several games for the Estevan Bruins in the 2014-15 SJHL season, and captained the Prince Albert Raiders to the Western Hockey League championship in 2019.