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:

Position:

Center

Height/Weight: 

6’3, 200 lbs

Team: 

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.

 

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