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2017 NHL Draft First Rounders: Nolan Patrick

By Marshall Mackinder on June 23, 2017

Photo by Tim Smith

Patrick’s injury filled draft season had many worried - but he is still a dynamic and highly skilled centre who will step in right away with the Flyers, who selected him second overall at the 2017 NHL Draft.

 

 

Nolan Patrick – Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Position: 
C
Born: September 19, 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Height: 6’3"
Weight: 198 lbs.
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2013 WHL Draft, 4th overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings

Nolan Patrick is ready to suit up in his third full season in Brandon after coming off a 102-point season in his sophomore campaign. Patrick’s elite hockey sense mixed with his goal scoring and skating ability make him a dynamic threat in the offensive zone. He is known for his ability to flip a switch and dictate the speed of the game. Patrick has the ability to anticipate how a play will develop and gets himself into position early. Ironically, Patrick is not a flashy player. While he is a very good stickhandler, he won’t dangle and deke around opposing players. Patrick has a very clear picture of the ice in his head and shows no weaknesses on the ice. He recently went under the knife for sports hernia surgery but appears to be healing and his return to the ice is imminent.

DID YOU KNOW? Nolan Patrick missed the 2016 NHL Draft by only four days. The cutoff date is September 15th, making Patrick one of the oldest draft-eligible players for the 2017 NHL Draft.

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By Marshall Mackinder| June 23, 2017
Categories:  Major Junior|Events

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