March 17, 1987 |
Strathroy, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||118th overall, 2005
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.
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. 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.
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. In his first DEL season he was best scored defenseman of the league with 39 points.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||19||5||11||16||16||5||0||2||2||4|
Awards and honours
- "After six seasons and two Calder Cups, Patrick McNeill bids farewell". Pennlive.com. 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- "Blue Jackets sign defenseman Patrick McNeill to one-year deal". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "ERC Ingolstadt brings McNeill" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
- "DEL Topscorer" (in German). del.org. 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Patrick McNeill career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Patrick McNeill's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Patrick McNeill's OHL Statistics
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