News 4 Premier Prospect: Nolan Patrick

News 4 Sports' Tom Martin leads off his NHL Draft prospect series with the the favorite to go No. 1 to the New Jersey Devils

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As we countdown to the NHL Draft on June 23rd in Chicago, our first News 4 Premier Prospect is center Nolan Patrick, the projected first overall pick to New Jersey, who will decide between Patrick and Nico Hischier.

Here’s the lowdown on Patrick:




6’3, 200 lbs


Brandon Wheat Kings

Recent Stats:

2015-16: 102 points in 72 games (Brandon).

2016-17: 46 points in 33 games (Brandon).

In One Sentence:

The son of former Buffalo Sabre Steve Patrick and nephew of former Sabres player and coach James Patrick, Nolan is a big scoring threat with keen vision on the ice who may garner questions over recent sports hernia injuries… but is no doubt the most NHL-ready prospect in this class. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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