|BIRTHPLACE:||Spokane, WA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||ATL: 2002-116 overall|
Patrick and his wife, Ashley, have a son named Ian (4), and daughter named Lillian (2)… They spend their summers in Minocqua, WI… Patrick was born in Spokane but moved to Great Falls, MT, at a very early age… He started playing hockey at the age of 5, and his first team was a house league squad in Montana… His father, who coached him until major juniors, was the biggest influence on his career… His favorite player growing up was Cam Neely… Patrick’s first job was working as a cart boy at a grocery store… His favorite television show is River Monsters, favorite movie is Good Will Hunting and favorite magazines are The Hockey News and ESPN The Magazine… The most played artist on his iPod is George Strait… Patrick’s favorite place to visit in the Triangle is North Hills… His favorite meal is his wife’s chicken fried steak… He enjoys fishing in the offseason… His favorite team outside of hockey is Green Bay (NFL) and favorite athlete is Greg Jennings… His favorite sport to play other than hockey is soccer… The person from history he would most like to meet is Abraham Lincoln… His favorite former teammate is Jared Ross… He wears number 39 because it was assigned to him after Tim Gleason took his previous number (42)… His favorite aspect of playing in the NHL is facing the stars of the sport on a nightly basis… His most memorable hockey moment was scoring his first NHL goal… Patrick’s favorite road city is Boston, favorite road arena is Montreal’s Bell Centre and favorite team to play against is Washington.
Completed his fourth NHL season with Carolina, totaling 12 points (5g, 7a) in 73 games played… Ranked tied for third on the team in hits (129) and second among team forwards in blocked shots (62)… Played for the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Championship following the season… Assisted on Tlusty’s game-winning goal for his first point of the season vs. BOS (10/12)… Earned an assist and was (+2) at STL (10/21)… Registered a season-high eight hits at PHI (10/29)… Scored two shorthanded goals for his first career two-goal game vs. PHI (11/14)… His second shorthanded tally came on a penalty shot, his first career penalty shot attempt and goal… Scored his third goal of the season at OTT (11/27)… Assisted on McBain’s second goal vs. PIT (12/3)… Scored his fourth goal of the season at EDM (12/7)… Scored his fifth goal of the season vs. BOS (1/14)… Played in his 200th NHL game vs. LA (2/4)… Earned an assist on Sutter’s first period goal at NYI (2/18)… Totaled a career-high seven penalty minutes, including a fighting major after sparring with Spencer Machacek at WPG (3/18)… Earned an assist on Sutter’s second period goal vs. WPG (3/30)… Games missed due to injury: 8 (upper body: 12/27-1/6; lower body: 2/28-3/3)… Missed one game due to personal reasons (4/7)… Multi-goal games: 1 (11/14 vs. PHI: 2g, 0a)… Multi-point games: 1 (11/14 vs. PHI: 2g, 0a).
Enters his fifth NHL season and fifth with the Hurricanes… Signed a two-year contract extension with Carolina on June 28, 2011… Was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, but signed with Carolina as a free agent in July 2006… Represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, notching three points (1g, 2a) in eight games.
2001-02: Was selected as the CCHA Rookie of the Year following his freshman season at Western Michigan, when he had 17 goals and 17 assists (34 points) in 38 games… Was also named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team.
2002-03: Had 19 points (9g, 10a) in 33 games for the Broncos.
2003-04: Netted 13 goals and had 13 assists (26 points) in 35 games to rank fifth among Broncos skaters in scoring as a junior for Western Michigan.
2004-05: Had 22 points in his final collegiate season… Completed his college career with 101 points (45g, 56a) in 142 games… Made his professional debut with the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL) following the conclusion of his senior season at Western Michigan… Had five assists in 14 games with Gwinnett.
2005-06: Completed his first full professional season, tallying 16 goals and 29 assists (45 points) and registering a plus-15 plus/minus rating for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League… Ranked fifth among Wolves skaters in points, fifth in assists and tied for third in plus/minus.
2006-07: Was fifth among River Rats in scoring with 41 points (16g, 25a) in 79 games… Was fifth on the team in goals (16) and tied for fourth in assists (25)… Established AHL career-high in games played (79) and matched his then-career-high in goals (16).
2007-08: Was fifth among River Rats in goals (13) and seventh in points (25) despite playing in just 59 of Albany’s 80 games… Played his 100th game with the River Rats at Bridgeport (12/12)… Scored two goals, including his 100th career AHL point vs. Binghamton (2/27)… Played in his 200th career AHL game vs. Worcester (3/1)… Scored the game-winner in overtime and had an assist vs. Binghamton (3/8)… Was named Albany’s team captain prior to its game vs. Portland (3/12) and served as the River Rats’ captain during the playoffs… Was recalled to Carolina on 3/15 but did not play in a game with the Hurricanes, returning to Albany on 3/17… Had a three-point game (1g, 2a), including his team-leading third shorthanded goal of the season vs. Hershey (3/19)… Returned to Albany’s lineup for Game 1 of the Calder Cup Playoffs vs. Philadelphia (4/14) after missing the final six games of the regular season due to injury… Recorded two assists in Game 5 vs. Philadelphia (4/24).
2008-09: Completed his fourth full professional season, making his NHL debut with Carolina… Served three stints with Carolina, totaling one goal and averaging 8:33 of ice time per game in 13 contests… Made his NHL debut vs. TOR (11/2), skating 14:10 of ice time… Scored his first NHL goal, deflecting Pitkanen’s shot past Niittymaki at 15:00 of the second period at PHI (11/28)… Was second among Albany skaters in goals (24) and fourth among River Rats in points (40), skating in 62 games on the AHL level… Led Albany with three shorthanded goals and ranked tied for second on the team with six power-play goals… Took over as Albany’s captain following Tim Conboy’s call-up and registered a four-point game (1g, 3a) vs. Norfolk (12/5)… Recorded a hat trick for Albany at Syracuse (3/21)… Completed his first NHL playoff season with Carolina, skating in two games… Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut and earned an assist on the goal by Patrick Eaves in Game 2 at PIT (5/21).
2009-10: Established then-career highs in games played (58), goals (7), assists (5) and points (12)… Played 23 AHL games for Albany and was tied for the River Rats’ lead in goals (11) and tied for second on the team in points (19) at the time of his third recall on 12/15… Remained in the NHL the rest of the season… Was fourth among Hurricanes forwards in hits (108)… Earned his first career NHL assist on the goal by Kostopoulos at NYR (1/2)… Scored his first career game-winner when he tipped Joni Pitkanen’s shot past Jonas Gustavsson at 15:34 of the third period at TOR (1/12)… Took his first NHL penalty (hooking) in his 38th NHL game, at PHI (1/23)… Netted his seventh goal of the season and assisted on Cole’s goal at BOS (4/10) for his first career multi-point game.
2010-11: Established career highs in games played (80), goals (8), assists (10) and points (18) in a season, averaging 12:34 of ice time per game… Ranked fifth among Carolina skaters in hits (166) and was second among Carolina forwards in blocked shots (63)… Carolina was 7-1-2 when he tallied an assist… Earned his first point of the season with an assist on Sutter’s game-winner against MIN (10/7) in the first game of the 2010 NHL Premiere in Helsinki… Netted his first career shorthanded goal at PHX (10/23)… Played in his 100th career NHL game, at FLA (12/15)… Assisted on Skinner’s second goal at FLA (1/7), to eclipse his previous career highs for points and assists in a season just 40 games into his 2010-11 campaign… Surpassed his previous career high with his eighth goal of the season vs. NJ (2/19)… Missed two games due to injury (lower-body: 1/24-1/26).