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07-20-2011, 03:53 PM
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Larry Patey, C

-Led the Golden Seals in scoring in 1974-75 with 45 points (lol).

Selke Record
-17th in Selke voting in 1980
-3rd in Selke voting in 1981 (behind Bob Gainey and Craig Ramsey)
-6th in Selke voting in 1982
-29th in Selke voting in 1983 (yeah, it goes that far, heh)

Penalty Kill

-Over his career, he was on the ice for 41% of his team's penalty kills (top 40 since expansion), for PKs 5% better than league average

-In 1979-80, the Blues had the best PK in the league, and in 1980-81, it was second best. Patey was a top unit killer both seasons.

-Led the league in SHGs in 1980-81. Also finished 3rd, 5th, 9th in SHGs.


Originally Posted by Len Frig
Larry was an annoying and antagonistic player to the other team. He was a ferocious checker, even in practice.
Originally Posted by Larry Patey
My strength was my skating. I was also fairly aggressive.
Originally Posted by Jim Moxy, Seals Teammate
He was strong and smart with the puck.
Originally Posted by Dave Gardner, Seals Teammates
He was a great penalty killer who scored short handed goals and was a great team guy. He was so strong on his skates, he was almost never knocked over. His skating style was a lot like Wayne and Larry Hillman. He had good hands and shot the puck well. We were young and I think he lost something having to play for our team.
Originally Posted by Shorthanded...
He seemed to play his best (offensively) against the better teams in the league
-Above quotes from Shorthanded: The Untold Story of the Golden Seals: Hockey's Most Colorful Team, by Brad Kurtzberg

Originally Posted by legendsofhockey
Once in the Blues' fold, he was remolded into a defensive specialist. He joined XXX as collective gadflies to the oppositions' top lines. In the process, Patey became and accomplished short-handed scorer, pumping home eight goals in 1981?a Blues' team record. He also finished as a runner-up to Canadiens' Bob Gainey for the Frank Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward.
Originally Posted by St. Louis Blues legends
Patey emerged as a top defensive forward in St. Louis. He formed a suffocating defensive tandem with winger XXX over the next 7 seasons
A devastating back injury all but ended Patey's career in 1983.
Originally Posted by PerryTurnbullfan, hfboards poster listing 20 about 20 of his favorite Blues
I was also a big fan of the following:
Larry Patey (the best PK in Blues history and a threat)
-Favorite Blues Players of All Time (old hfboards thread)

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