Patrick Wiercioch

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Patrick Wiercioch
Patrick Wiercioch - Ottawa Senators.jpg
Wiercioch in 2013
Born (1990-09-12) September 12, 1990 (age 25)
Burnaby, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Ottawa Senators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 42nd overall, 2008
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2010–present

Patrick Wiercioch (born September 12, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. He formerly played for the Ottawa Senators. Wiercioch was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, but grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Playing career[edit]

Wiercioch was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Wiercioch finished his athletic career with Denver in 2010 and made his professional debut in October 2010 with the Senators affiliate Binghamton Senators of the AHL. On March 22, 2011, he was called up to play for the Ottawa Senators.[1]

Wiercioch played the 2011–12 season, and the first half of the 2012–13 season with Binghamton, before he was called up to Ottawa again. Wiercioch scored his first NHL goal on March 3, 2013, against the New York Islanders. In all, Wiercioch played in four seasons with Ottawa. In June 2016, Ottawa chose not to give him a qualifying offer, making him a free agent. On July 1st 2016, Patrick Wiercioch signed with the Colorado Avalanche.

Prior to his NHL career, Wiercioch was an all-American defenseman with the University of Denver.

Personal life[edit]

Wiercioch and his wife, Kresson, have one son named Paxton who was born in early 2015.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Burnaby Express BCHL 42 9 16 25 46 14 3 4 7 10
2007–08 Omaha Lancers USHL 40 3 18 21 24 14 2 9 11 22
2008–09 University of Denver WCHA 36 12 23 35 26
2009–10 University of Denver WCHA 39 6 21 27 34
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 67 4 14 18 25 15 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 8 0 2 2 4
2011–12 Binghamton Senators AHL 57 4 16 20 34
2012–13 Binghamton Senators AHL 32 10 9 19 22
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 42 5 14 19 39 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 53 4 19 23 20
2014–15 Ottawa Senators NHL 56 3 10 13 28 6 2 2 4 4
2015–16 Ottawa Senators NHL 52 0 5 5 24
NHL totals 211 12 50 62 115 7 2 2 4 4

International[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Czech Republic
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Canada WC 1st 10 1 3 4 0
Senior totals 10 1 3 4 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 2008–09 [3]
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2008–09
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2009 [4]
All-WCHA First Team 2009–10
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2009–10 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiercioch gets an NHL shot". Ottawa Citizen. March 22, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Wayne Scanlan (2015-03-03). "For Senators Patrick Wiercioch, family ties put under the NHL's trade deadline pressure". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Wiercioch player profile". The Hockey News. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  4. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Denver Puts 3 on All-America Team". College Hockey News. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 

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