Reached out to Patrick today, he politely declined to talk…but did text to say he has not officially retired. It’s clear he prefers to stay under the radar. https://t.co/wbMY2BYQBP
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 20, 2023
The player has struggled with concussion issues in the past and everyone thought it was over for him because he hasn’t played since the 2021-2022 season.
Global News Network reached out to the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 draft to get his side of the story… And the player’s family confirmed that Patrick didn’t make the actual decision to hang up his skates.
That said, there’s someone out there who clearly didn’t do his job like the rest of us. No one had the reflex to verify the information in the first place, and that’s a problem.
Because in the end, it’s journalistic credibility that suffers. And what’s more, it comes just over a week after Jon Morosi reported that Shohei Ohtani was on a plane to Toronto, even though the news was false…
We don’t know Patrick’s state of health, but I wish him well. He was so destined for a bright future when he was drafted by the Flyers a few years ago…
And it’s always a shame to see such a young player having such physical difficulties.
In closing, Nolan Patrick is not currently under contract to play in the NHL. He’ll have to come to an agreement with a team if he wants to return to the big league.
– Today’s training session was full of good cheer.
Who did it?
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) December 20, 2023
– He has every right.
Martin St-Louis is proud of his group’s evolutionhttps://t.co/2w7kM8bmqM
– RDS (@RDSca) December 20, 2023
– Major transaction in the QMJHL.
Drakkar and Phoenix deal together https://t.co/V2lwA0esRD
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) December 20, 2023
– He’s always been underestimated because of his size.
Per Rocco Grimaldi, he looked all summer for a contract until the Chicago Wolves came calling.
This was someone who had 33 goals in the AHL last season and then tore it up at the World Championship for Team USA.
“Too small.” “Too old.” Okay, but he can put the puck in the net.
– PATRICK WILLIAMS (@pwilliamsAHL) December 20, 2023