|Born||June 14, 1963|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for|| New York Rangers |
|NHL Draft|| 9th overall, 1981 |
New York Rangers
James Patrick (born June 14, 1963) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Winnipeg Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
After a successful collegiate career at the University of North Dakota, Patrick represented Canada at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. After the Olympics, Patrick signed his first professional contract on March 5, 1984 with the New York Rangers, and made his NHL debut two days later in Minnesota. Patrick scored his first NHL goal on March 17, 1984, in Philadelphia. Patrick enjoyed ten productive seasons in New York before being traded to the Hartford Whalers and then to the Calgary Flames during the 1993–94 season.
After several years in Calgary, Patrick signed with the Buffalo Sabres as a free agent after the 1997–98 season. Though he was chosen to play in the 1987 Canada Cup and many other international events, Patrick was never selected to the NHL All Star game. He ranks high among defencemen in both all times game played (1280) and total points (639). Patrick set a record (since broken) for career games played by a Team Canada player with 40 career games, breaking the previous record of 37 games in 2002. On September 8, 2005, Patrick announced his retirement from the NHL at the age of 42. He was immediately named to the Sabres' staff as a skill development coach. However, he left the team before the season to play in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga with the Frankfurt Lions.
Patrick joined the Buffalo Sabres as assistant coach in 2006. He made his debut as head coach in February 2012, when Lindy Ruff was incapable of coaching due to an injury. After Ruff was fired in February 2013, Patrick remained with the Sabres' coaching staff until the end of the season, and then was let go.
After the 2013 season he re-joined Ruff as an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars. At the end of the 2016–17 regular season, Patrick was let go when the Stars elected not to renew Ruff's expiring contract, after the team missed the playoffs.
On June 6, 2017, it was announced that Patrick was named as the head coach for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Patrick is half Ukrainian and half English. His father, Stephen (born as Stepan Patrebka), was the child of Ukrainian immigrants from the Lviv region, and played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.Patrick is the brother of Steve and the uncle of Nolan Patrick.
In 2014, Patrick was charged with assault stemming from a domestic incident, while working as an assistant coach for the Dallas Stars.
|All-WCHA Second Team||1981–82|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1982|
|All-WCHA First Team||1982–83|
|AHCA West All-American||1982–83|
|1979–80||Notre Dame Hounds||SMHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||Prince Albert Raiders||SJHL||59||21||61||82||162||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||University of North Dakota||WCHA||42||5||24||29||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|1982–83||University of North Dakota||WCHA||36||12||36||48||29||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||Canadian National Team||Intl||63||7||24||31||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||New York Rangers||NHL||12||1||7||8||2||5||0||3||3||2|
|1984–85||New York Rangers||NHL||75||8||28||36||71||3||0||0||0||4|
|1985–86||New York Rangers||NHL||75||14||29||43||88||16||1||5||6||34|
|1986–87||New York Rangers||NHL||78||10||45||55||62||6||1||2||3||2|
|1987–88||New York Rangers||NHL||70||17||45||62||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||New York Rangers||NHL||68||11||36||47||41||4||0||1||1||2|
|1989–90||New York Rangers||NHL||73||14||43||57||50||10||3||8||11||0|
|1990–91||New York Rangers||NHL||74||10||49||59||58||6||0||0||0||6|
|1991–92||New York Rangers||NHL||80||14||57||71||54||13||0||7||7||12|
|1992–93||New York Rangers||NHL||60||5||21||26||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New York Rangers||NHL||6||0||3||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
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|Awards and achievements|
| WCHA Freshman of the Year |
| New York Rangers first round draft pick |
| Buffalo Sabres captain |