The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Nolan Patrick in the second overall selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Patrick was a runner up for the top pick behind Nico Hischier.
he attained WHL career-highs in goals with 41,adidas Wayne Simmonds jersey,Patrick spent the past four seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. He has a total of 163 games under his belt, along with 92 goals and 113 assists for a total of 205 points. In 2015-16,adidas Jakub Voracek jersey, assists with 61,adidas Evgeni Malkin jersey/url], and points with 102 in a total of 72 games.
totaling 46 points. This was less than half of his career-peaking 102 the previous season.,[url=http://www.penguinsofficialhockey.com/adidas-sidney-crosby-jersey]adidas Sidney Crosby jersey,An injury this past season limited Patrick to only 33 games where he collected 20 goals and 26 assists
A debate between whether the New Jersey Devils, Manitoba, with the first pick overall, who hails from Winnipeg, or Patrick, would select Hischier, commenced earlier in the week. Some believed that Hischier was regarded as a “more dynamic” pick while others contended that Patrick was the top overall skater.
what appeared to be a rivalry between the two 18 year-old centers was anything but that. They actually spoke fondly of one another as the bickering occurred around them.,However
” Patrick,adidas Shayne Gostisbehere jersey,adidas Mario Lemieux jersey,adidas Phil Kessel jersey,“You guys are the only ones that think it’s a race… I couldn’t care less. I don’t think he thinks it’s a race,adidas Sidney Crosby jersey, either. We’re just having fun here. He’s an awesome guy and it’s been fun hanging out with him, who congratulated Hischier after his name was called, told media reporters.
also played for the Wheat Kings from 1979-1981. He was a first-round selection by the Buffalo Sabres in 1980,Professional ice hockey appears to run in the Patrick family. His father, for whom he played from 1980-1985, former right winger Steve Patrick, splitting time between the Sabres and the Rochester Americans of the AHL. He would then go on to play for the New York Rangers for the 1984-85 (during which he continued to play for the Sabres) and 1985-86 seasons, the latter of which he divided playing time between the Rangers and the Quebec Nordiques.
Patrick’s uncle, was selected by the Rangers as a ninth overall pick in 1981. He spent 20 years in the NHL (1984-2004). He played for the Rangers (1983-1994), former defenseman James Patrick, and the Sabres (1998-2004)., Hartford Whalers (1993-94), Calgary Flames (1994-1998)