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James Patrick

James Patrick  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: June 14, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: NYR / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
Brother of Steve WCHA Second All-Star Team (1982) WCHA Freshman of the Year (1982) NCAA Chamionship All-Tournament Team (1982) WCHA First All-Star Team (1983) NCAA West All American Team (1983) Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers with Darren Turcotte for Steve Larmer, Nick Kypreos, Barry Richter and Hartford's 6th round choice (Yuri Litvinov) in 1994 Entry Draft, November 2, 1993. Traded to Calgary by Hartford with Zarley Zalapski and Michael Nylander for Gary Suter, Paul Ranheim and Ted Drury, March 10, 1994. Missed majority of 1996-97 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, October 24, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, October 7, 1998. Officially announced retirement, September 8, 2005.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery