Nolan Patrick
Nolan Patrick
20-Year-Old CenterC
Philadelphia Flyers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
It took awhile for the 2017 No. 2 overall pick to get going, but he caught fire at the end of the season, posting eight goals and 16 points in his final 24 games. That turned out to be more than half of his regular-season point total, as the 19-year-old finished the campaign with 13 goals and 30 points in 73 games. During the final two months, his playing time at both even strength and on the power play increased according, and eight of his 30 points came with the man advantage. The Flyers have enough faith in Patrick that they plan to keep Claude Giroux at wing next to Sean Couturier on the top line. With the departure of Valtteri Filppula, Patrick will center the second line next to wingers such as Jakub Voracek, Travis Konecny, Wayne Simmonds or newly signed free agent James van Riemsdyk. With that kind of talent surrounding him, Patrick appears ready to take another step forward in 2018-19. Read Past Outlooks
Scores first goal of season
CPhiladelphia Flyers
October 20, 2018
Patrick scored on his only shot while adding one blocked shot and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
ANALYSIS
After missing three games due to an upper-body injury, the 20-year-old returned to action and picked up his first point of the season while seeing over 16 minutes of ice time. Jakob Voracek's bump down to the third line gives Patrick a winger who can help bring out the best in the 2017 second overall pick, but his fantasy ceiling still remains murky in his second NHL campaign.
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#3 Center
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:46
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:22
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
13:43
1:50
0:01
2018–19
12:46
2:22
0:00
2017 Fantasy Outlook
The Flyers lucked their way into the second overall pick in the draft and landed Patrick -- a huge get for a franchise that needed an infusion of forward talent. A native of Winnipeg, he's coming off an injury-shortened campaign for Brandon of the WHL in which he put up 46 points over 33 games, with sports hernia surgery and then a facial abscess causing him pain that’s lingered through the summer. Nonetheless, he’s expected to be ready for the start of the season, when it seems likely he'll serve as the third-line center behind Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier. Those are two great guys to learn the ropes from, and Patrick’s talent should win him some power-play time, but it’s wise for fantasy owners to moderate expectations for his first NHL campaign. Unless he finds his way into top-six minutes somehow, it'll be tough for him to crack 50 points.
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Looks ready to go
CPhiladelphia Flyers
October 20, 2018
Patrick (upper body) is expected to play against the Devils on Saturday since he took pregame warmups, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
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Game-time call
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Upper Body
October 20, 2018
Patrick (upper body) has a "decent chance" of playing Saturday afternoon against the Devils, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Ruled out Thursday
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Upper Body
October 18, 2018
Patrick (upper body) will not be in the lineup against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Present for morning skate
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Upper Body
October 16, 2018
Patrick (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate Tuesday, and there's a chance the second-year forward will play in Thursday's road game against the Blue Jackets, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.
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Will miss 7-10 days
CPhiladelphia Flyers
Upper Body
October 11, 2018
Patrick (upper body) will be out for 7-to-10 days with the injury he sustained in Wednesday's game against the Senators.
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