2017 NHL Draft

Nolan Patrick

Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  03/22/2017 |  New York  |  

Photo courtesy of Nick Wosika

Profile

Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Height/Weight: 6’2, 198 lbs
Born: April 10th, 1998 | Winnipeg, MB
Nation: Canada

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

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Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG PTS/G
2016-17 Brandon 33 20 26 46 9 36 3 0 2 1.39
2015-16 Brandon 72 41 61 102 51 41 12 0 7 1.42
2014-15 Brandon 55 30 26 56 25 19 10 1 4 1.02
2013-14 Brandon 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.33
Total   163 92 113 205 88 96 25 1 13 1.26

Scouting Report

A big-bodied center with franchise upside, Patrick is an intimidating force with the ability to threaten a defense with both world-class vision and elite goal-scoring ability. He fits the mold of a power forward, but Patrick uses his puck skills to intimidate rather than with brute strength. A gifted artist who never tips his hand, Patrick is an above-average skater with a deceptive change of pace who makes minced meat out of an over-committed defender and the goalie who eventually is forced to confront him. He owns an excellent shot that can find the smallest of openings and his release is already at a pro level. A two-way forward who plays a 200-foot game and lends support to his defensemen, Patrick has dealt with several injuries over the course of his junior career, to include a nagging groin issue that kept him on the shelf for most of his pre-draft campaign. Is he a cornerstone building block? You bet, and don’t think for one second he’s not ready for an immediate, post-draft jump to the NHL.