Patrick Flatley

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Patrick Flatley
Born (1963-10-03) October 3, 1963 (age 50)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
AHL
Springfield Indians
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 21st overall, 1982
New York Islanders
Playing career 1983–1997

Patrick William Flatley (born October 3, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario)[1][2][3] is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 14 seasons between 1983 and 1997 for the New York Islanders and New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Flatley attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he played for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team for two seasons, helping the team capture the 1983 NCAA Men's ice hockey championship, and was himself named a tournament all-star, a WCHA first team all-star, and a 1983 All-American.[4][5]

Flatley was drafted 21st overall by the New York Islanders in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft,[5] and scored on his first NHL shot on goal, against Doug Soetaert of the Winnipeg Jets.[4] Playing for the Canadian National Team in 1983–84, he scored 34 goals in 54 games. Rejoining the Islanders for the 1984-85 season, he was put on a line with Brent Sutter and Clark Gillies, and scored 9 goals through the first three rounds of the playoffs, becoming a big contributor in the Islanders' drive for their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup. However, the Islanders lost in the finals to the Wayne Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers.

Although he never emerged as a top scorer, Flatley did become a highly effective role player, adding smart positional play, strong defense, and grit to the Islanders teams in the late 1980s and 1990s. Flatley was sometimes referred to as "the chairman of the boards" because he rarely failed to dig the puck out in battles in the corners. In 1991 he was named the Islanders' fifth captain. Prior to the 1996-97 season, Flatley signed a one year deal with the New York Rangers.[2]

He played 780 career NHL games, scoring 170 goals and 340 assists for 510 points. His best offensive season, points-wise, was the 1992–93 season when he scored 47 assists and 60 points.[6]

Collegiate career[edit]

Flatley was a member of the University of Wisconsin–Madison NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship team of 1983, and national finalist of 1982.

Awards and honours[edit]

Jan 15, 2012 Pat Flatley was the 12th player inducted into the New York Islanders Hall of Fame.

Pat Flatley was named to the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.[3]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1982–83
AHCA West All-American 1982–83
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1983 [7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981-82 U. of Wisconsin NCAA 33 17 20 37 65 0 0 0 0 0
1982-83 U. of Wisconsin NCAA 43 25 44 69 76 0 0 0 0 0
1983-84 New York Islanders NHL 16 2 7 9 6 21 9 6 15 14
1983-84 Canadian National Team Intl 64 34 20 54 206 0 0 0 0 0
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 78 20 31 51 106 4 1 0 1 6
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 73 18 34 52 66 3 0 0 0 21
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 63 16 35 51 81 11 3 2 5 6
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 40 9 15 24 26 0 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
1988-89 New York Islanders NHL 41 10 15 25 31 0 0 0 0 0
1989-90 New York Islanders NHL 62 17 32 49 101 5 3 0 3 2
1990-91 New York Islanders NHL 56 20 25 45 74 0 0 0 0 0
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 38 8 28 36 31 0 0 0 0 0
1992-93 New York Islanders NHL 80 13 47 60 63 15 2 7 9 12
1993-94 New York Islanders NHL 64 12 30 42 40 0 0 0 0 0
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 45 7 20 27 12 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 56 8 9 17 21 0 0 0 0 0
1996-97 New York Rangers NHL 68 10 12 22 26 11 0 0 0 14
NHL totals 780 170 340 510 686 70 18 15 33 75

Personal[edit]

His niece, Shannon Flatley competes for the Brown Bears women's ice hockey program.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick Flatley". Canadian Olympic Team Official Website. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Patrick Flatley". New York Rangers. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Pat Flatley". Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Swift, E.M. (26 March 1984). "Pat These Pats On The Back Olympic stars Pat LaFontaine and Pat Flatley are lighting up the NHL". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Patrick Flatley". Where are they now?. University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pat Flatley". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  8. ^ Shannon Flatley. "Shannon Flatley - Brown". Brownbears.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paul Boutilier
New York Islanders first round draft pick
1982
Succeeded by
Pat LaFontaine
Preceded by
Brent Sutter
New York Islanders captain
199196
Succeeded by
Bryan McCabe