Former Top Prospect Officially Retires

Former top prospect Nolan Patrick’s playing days are over. The 2017 second-overall pick is now a skills specialist, video coach, and mentor at The Power Play, a hockey coaching and mentorship program run by former NHLer Jayce Hawryluk.

The Power Play’s official Instagram page ( referred to Patrick as a “retired pro with significant experience.” 

Patrick’s playing career was unfortunately cut short due to concussions. He last played in the NHL during the 2021-22 season, where he had two goals and seven points in 25 games played with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Once viewed as a future NHL star in the making, concussions took away the chance for him to hit his full potential with the team that drafted him, the Philadelphia Flyers. He also misses the entirety of the 2019-20 season and last season.

In 222 NHL games split over four seasons, Patrick had 32 goals, 45 assists, and 77 points. 

While it is sad that his career has come to an early end, he now has the chance to help work young hockey players looking to get their big breaks. Here’s to hoping he finds great joy in that and has the happiest of retirements.

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