Patrick McNeill

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Patrick McNeill
Born (1987-03-17) March 17, 1987 (age 30)
Strathroy, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
ERC Ingolstadt
Hershey Bears
Springfield Falcons
Portland Pirates
NHL Draft 118th overall, 2005
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2007–present

Patrick McNeill (born March 17, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Born in Strathroy, Ontario, and a first overall pick in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection in 2003 by the Saginaw Spirit, McNeill then earned gold with Team Ontario during the 2004 World U-17 hockey challenge, gold with Team Canada during the 2004 World Junior Cup and a spot on both the 2005 OHL All Star squad and the Team Canada training squad at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.

He was drafted 118th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. After signing an entry-level contract with Capitals, McNeill spent the next six seasons of his professional career with AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. He claimed two Calder Cups and ranked 8th in all-time scoring for the Bears amongst defenseman with 152 points.[1]

On July 6, 2013, McNeill left the Capitals organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.[2] In his only year within the Blue Jackets, McNeill was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons for the duration of the 2013–14 season. He responded with a career high 11 goals and 37 points in 63 games for the Falcons.

On July 5, 2013, McNeill signed as a free agent to a one-year, two way contract with the Arizona Coyotes. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates for the 2014–15 season.

At the conclusion of his seventh year in the American League, McNeill signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL on June 1, 2015.[3] In his first DEL season he was best scored defenseman of the league with 39 points.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Saginaw Spirit OHL 57 3 11 14 28
2004–05 Saginaw Spirit OHL 66 7 26 33 31
2005–06 Saginaw Spirit OHL 68 21 56 77 64 4 1 3 4 6
2006–07 Saginaw Spirit OHL 58 22 36 58 49 6 3 2 5 6
2007–08 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 19 5 11 16 16 5 0 2 2 4
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 48 1 13 14 16 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 46 3 15 18 20 10 0 3 3 4
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 62 8 27 35 36 11 3 3 6 2
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 51 7 20 27 30 6 1 2 3 4
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 71 10 31 41 32 2 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 47 4 13 17 16
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 63 11 26 37 46 5 0 4 4 2
2014–15 Portland Pirates AHL 23 1 11 12 8 5 1 1 2 0
2015–16 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 52 6 33 39 42 2 0 1 1 4
2016–17 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 52 2 26 28 26 2 0 2 2 0
AHL totals 411 45 156 201 204 41 6 14 20 14

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada Ontario U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 1 4 5 0
Junior totals 6 1 4 5 0

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "After six seasons and two Calder Cups, Patrick McNeill bids farewell". Pennlive.com. 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets sign defenseman Patrick McNeill to one-year deal". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  3. ^ "ERC Ingolstadt brings McNeill" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  4. ^ "DEL Topscorer" (in German). del.org. 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  5. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

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