2017 NHL Entry Draft

Nolan Patrick

NOLAN PATRICKCanada

PHILADELPHIA • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 2

 

Previous Team: Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 1

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-2½ • Weight: 190 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Sept. 19, 1998 • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Winnipeg Hawks (Ban. AAA); Winn. Thrashers (Mid. AAA)
First NHL Contract: Signed July 17, 2017
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Brandon (Round 1, No. 4 overall)
Agent: Jarrett Bousquet (Titan Sports)
WHL Debut: March 11, 2014 (Brandon vs. Saskatoon)
First WHL Goal: March 15, 2014 (Brandon vs. Regina)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "I don't see a better player in this draft. He's not at generational player, he's not a superstar, but he's a really, really good player." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Franchise center who does everything well. Puck management is outstanding, and he seemingly never gives it away unnecessarily. Unselfish, but is a shoot-first guy." (Brent Parker, ISS Scout)

• "He brings good size, has an above-average shot, puck skills and smarts, and elite playmaking abilities. This season, however, some concerns crept in about his skating, competitiveness and play away from the puck while still keeping in mind he was injured." (Recrutes.ca)

• "Has a great ability to find dead spots in the offensive end. His release and accuracy on his shot in the slot is exceptional and he understands when he can afford to be patient with the puck or decisive. In addition to his shot, he can wait out goaltenders and beat them with his quick hands." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Power forward with top-notch skills. Has the size and strength to dominate down the middle. Superb passer distributes immediately to the right spot when he sees a breakdown." (Red Line Report)