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Flyers re-signs Nolan Patrick
Patrick was drafted in the first round, second overall of the 2017 NHL draft by the Flyers. He has put up 26 goals and 35 assists for 61 points in 145 career games in his two-year career. He did not play during the 2019-20 season due to Migraine Disorder that kept him away from the team for more than a year-and-a-half.
During his second season in the NHL, 2018-19, the 22-year old forward recorded 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points in 72 games. He added 27 penalty minutes. Patrick made the Flyers roster in his first attempt and made his debut on opening night in 2017 against the San Jose Sharks. He recorded his first NHL goal versus the Nashville Predators six days later.
The Flyers centre was a restricted free agent without arbitration rights and could not sign an offer sheet.
What This Means for the Future
After being selected second overall, Patrick was supposed to be the Flyers next big star. However, his NHL career was reduced by the migraine disorder. The team supported him throughout the tough moment the young player was facing. However, the fans were worried and wondering when Patrick was coming back. They wonder if he would be ready to be the player the Flyers need him to be. He came in as some that’s highly-skilled and fast. Lucky for everyone, Patrick seems to be ready to hit the ice again.
Now, after more than a year and a half since the former second overall selection has played in a NHL level game, Patrick has the chance to prove his worth and show the team – and the fans. Patrick is looking to prove that he can still be the centre everyone has believed in.