October 3, 1963 |
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||21st overall, 1982
New York Islanders
Patrick Flatley (born October 3, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) 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.
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.
Flatley was drafted 21st overall by the New York Islanders in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, and scored on his first NHL shot on goal, against Doug Soetaert of the Winnipeg Jets. 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.
Awards and honours
Pat Flatley was named to the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
|All-WCHA First Team||1982–83|
|AHCA West All-American||1982–83|
|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||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|
- "Patrick Flatley". Canadian Olympic Team Official Website. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Patrick Flatley". New York Rangers. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Pat Flatley". Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- 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.
- "Patrick Flatley". Where are they now?. University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Pat Flatley". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- Shannon Flatley. "Shannon Flatley - Brown". Brownbears.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
|New York Islanders first round draft pick
|New York Islanders captain