Pat Price (ice hockey)

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Pat Price
Born (1955-03-24) March 24, 1955 (age 59)
Nelson, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Vancouver Blazers
NHL
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Quebec Nordiques
New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
AHL
Rochester Americans
Fredericton Express
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1975
New York Islanders
WHA Draft 1st overall, 1974
Vancouver Blazers
Playing career 1974–1988

Shaun Patrick Price (born March 24, 1955 in Nelson, British Columbia) is a Canadian retired former professional ice hockey player who played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Vancouver Blazers and the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers and Minnesota North Stars.

Price was a highly touted junior star with the Saskatoon Blades and was drafted number one overall by the Vancouver Blazers of the World Hockey Association. He signed as an untested rookie for $1.3 million, but struggled in Vancouver, scoring only five goals in the 1974–75 WHA season. He jumped to the NHL in 1975–76 but spent most of the year in the minor leagues as he struggled to adapt to the professional game. Price finally became an NHL regular in 1976, and played three seasons on Long Island before he was claimed by the Oilers in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft. He played 726 total NHL games, scoring 43 goals and 218 assists before retiring in 1988.[1]

Retirement[edit]

After retiring, Price returned to his hometown of Nelson BC. In the Early 2000's, Price became a volunteer coach of a local youth hockey team and led them to the Provincials in his first year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pat Price player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Clark Gillies
New York Islanders first round draft pick
1975
Succeeded by
Alex McKendry