Patrick and his wife, Sophie, were married on June 19, 2010… They spend their summers in Denver… Patrick lived in Winston-Salem, NC, for the first eight years of his life… He was born in Toronto because his parents were visiting family there when he arrived early… He started skating around age four, and began playing youth hockey in North Carolina… Patrick’s favorite player growing up was Mike Modano… He also enjoyed baseball as a kid, and played third base… His first job was as a hockey player… The most-played artist on his iPod is Pearl Jam, and his favorite magazine is GQ… Patrick is a history buff, and the person he would most like to meet from history is Thomas Jefferson because “he pretty much defined how we live today”… His favorite team outside of hockey is the Boston Red Sox, favorite website is CarolinaHurricanes.com and favorite video game is MLB The Show… Patrick enjoys playing golf in his spare time, and his most memorable hockey moment was winning the gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championship… His favorite road city is New York, favorite road arena is the Bell Centre in Montreal and favorite team to play against is Edmonton… His favorite former teammate is Aaron Miller… He wears No. 8 because Senior Director of Team Operations Brian Tatum called and said he could wear No. 8 or No. 20, and he picked 8… His favorite thing about playing in the NHL is knowing it is the absolute top level of the sport.
Completed his fourth NHL season and second with Edmonton, ranking fifth among Oilers skaters in points (34) and tied for fifth in assists (23)… Was tied for first on the team in game-winning goals (3) and connected on four of 11 shootout attempts (36.4%), including one game-deciding goal… Earned a pair of helpers vs. CAR (2/1), extending his point and assist streaks to three games… Had two assists vs. PIT (1/14)… Netted a goal and earned an assist vs. PHX (1/5)… Scored a pair of goals including the game-winner vs. TOR (12/30)… Netted two goals at DET (12/3)… Scored the game-winning goal in a 6-4 victory vs. COL (11/18)… Found the net at BUF (11/11) to extend his point streak to a season-best four games… Had his first multi-point effort of the season with a goal and an assist vs. VAN (10/19)… Scored his first goal of the season with the game-winner vs. MTL (10/10)… Longest assist streak: 3 games (11/5-11/10: 0g, 3a; 1/26-2/1: 0g, 4a)… Longest point streak: 4 games (11/5-11/11: 1g, 3a)… Multi-goal games: 2 (last: 12/30 vs. TOR: 2g, 0a)… Multi-assist games: 2 (last: 2/1/10 vs. CAR: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 6 (last: 2/1/10 vs. CAR: 0g, 2a).
Is in his fifth NHL season and first with the Hurricanes… Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on Sept. 17, 2010… Has represented the United States in multiple international competitions… Had six points (3g, 3a) in seven games during the 2008 IIHF World Championship, and one goal in three games at the 2006 IIHF World Championship… Played for Team USA at three consecutive World Junior Championships from 2003-05… Had eight points (2g, 6a) during the 2005 World Junior Championship… Scored two goals, including the game-winner, in the gold-medal game against Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championship… Earned three points (1g, 2a) in seven games at the 2003 World Junior Championship… Had 15 points (7g, 8a) in eight games for the United States at the 2002 U-18 World Junior Championship.
2000-01: Had 57 points (22g, 35a) in 56 games for the United States National Team Development Program’s team in the North American Hockey League (NAHL)… Also had 18 points (8g, 10a) in eight games for the USNTDP's U-17 team... Was the top pick in the 2001 OHL Draft.
2001-02: Played his first season of Canadian major junior hockey, netting 34 goals and earning 58 assists (92 points) in 68 games with Mississauga… Was named Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year… Was also named Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Rookie of the Year.
2002-03: Led Mississauga with 81 points (40g, 41a) in 56 games… Finished tied for sixth in the OHL in goals.
2003-04: Ranked third in the OHL in goals (43) and tied for ninth in scoring (82 points) during his third year of junior hockey with Mississauga… Added 23 points (12g, 11a) in 24 playoff contests as the IceDogs advanced to the conference finals for the first time in franchise history.
2004-05: Had his fourth consecutive 30-goal season for Mississauga, notching 31 goals and 59 assists (90 points) in 57 games.
2005-06: Won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Trophy as the American Hockey League’s top rookie after netting 47 goals for Houston in his first professional season… Was also named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team… Ranked third in the AHL in goals (47) and fourth in points (93), leading league rookies and establishing Houston franchise rookie records in both categories… Played for PlanetUSA at the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic… Led the Aeros with 10 points (5g, 5a) in eight Calder Cup playoff games.
2006-07: Played his first NHL season with Los Angeles, notching five goals and 14 assists (19 points) in 44 games… Also played 41 regular-season games with Manchester (AHL), totaling 39 points (18g, 21a)… Made his NHL debut at ANA (10/6)… Recorded his first NHL point with an assist vs. STL (10/7)… Netted his first NHL goal, beating Manny Fernandez vs. MIN (10/18)… Had his first NHL multi-point game with a goal and two assists at ANA (3/18)… Established career highs with seven-game point and assist streaks from 3/11-3/23 (2g, 8a)… Closed the season with 12 points (2g, 10a) in his last 14 games… Assigned to Manchester for the Calder Cup playoffs… Led the Monarchs and finished sixth overall in AHL playoff scoring with 17 points (8g, 9a) in 16 games, helping Manchester reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in club history.
2007-08: Finished fourth among Kings in scoring with a career-high 53 points (22g, 31a)… Selected as the Kings’ Best Defensive Player… Tied for the team lead with three shorthanded goals… Was one of four Kings to play in all 82 games (Michal Handzus, Anze Kopitar and Lubomir Visnovsky were the others)… Tied for first on the club with four shootout goals, three of which were game-winners… Had 26 points (10g, 16a) in the final 28 games of the season… Reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career with a goal at ANA (3/26)… Had his first career multi-goal game with two goals vs. EDM (10/27).
2008-09: Appeared in 81 games, splitting the season between Los Angeles and Edmonton and totaling 43 points (16g, 27a)… Played the first 62 games with the Kings, scoring 37 points (14g, 23a), before being acquired by the Oilers in a three-team trade that also involved the Hurricanes… Had six points (2g, 4a) in 18 games with Edmonton to complete the season… Earned his 100th career NHL point at WSH (2/5)… Scored on a penalty shot at NJ (2/7)… Played his first game with the Oilers at OTT (3/5) and scored his first Oilers point at MTL (3/10)… Scored his first goal for Edmonton vs. ATL (3/12)… Played his 200th NHL game at ANA (3/27).