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Colin Patterson, RW

Position: Right Wing
HT/WT: 6'2", 195 lbs
Handedness: Right

- one-time Stanley Cup Champion (1989)
- Selke Finalist with Guy Carbonneau and Esa Tikkanen in 1989, finished 3rd.
- scored 96 goals and 110 assists for 206 points in 504 games played, adding 239 penalty minutes.
- scored 12 goals, and 17 assists for 29 points in 85 playoff games played, adding 57 penalty minutes.

Selke Voting Record:

3rd (88-89), 12th (86-87), 31st (89-90)

Greatest Hockey Legends

During the mid to late 1980s the Calgary Flames were an NHL super power. One of the most unheralded yet most valuable players from those teams was Colin Patterson.

Patterson combined speed and anticipation to establish himself as one of the NHL's best defensive forwards. A tremendous forechecker who would sacrifice his body without thought, Patterson was hard worker and dedicated athlete. He was also a character in the locker room, always cracking jokes to keep the team loose.

Patterson was a key figure on the Flames roster for the next four seasons and especially during the 1988-89 campaign. He established a career-high 24 assists and totaled 38 points during the regular season that year and was a solid performer for the club in the postseason. In 22 playoff games in 1989, he totaled 13 points and helped the Flames to their first Stanley Cup championship.
Legends of Hockey

During his youth, Colin Patterson was not a single-minded lad with hockey as his sole obsession. To the contrary, he was more noteworthy on his school grounds playing lacrosse. He eventually developed into a world-class player, representing Canada at the world championships in Baltimore where he won a bronze medal.

Over the next ten years, he established himself as a defensive specialist, skating, for the most part, alongside Doug Risebrough and XXXXXXX XXXXX. Patterson rarely strayed from his defensive role, one he fell into with ease, having learned the skill during his days as a lacrosse player.

A skillful defensive forward, usually playing right wing, he was a finalist for the Selke Trophy in 1989.
Edmonton Journal - May 15, 1986

The Flames combined oppotunistic goalscoring by Al MacInnis and Colin Patterson with a superb checking performance to nip the Blues by a score of 2-1
Buffalo News - Jan 15, 1992

In that game, coach John Muckler pitted checking specialist Colin Patterson against Messier. Since the home team has the final line change, ...
Buffalo News - Sep 28, 1992

If the Sabres do go with a banger line, does Hannan or perhaps Colin Patterson anchor a checking line?
Montreal Gazette - May 23, 1986

Also absent were defensive forward Colin Patterson...
Philadelphia Daily News - May 16, 1986

Veterans Tonelli, Risebrough, Jim Peplinksi, and kids Colin Patterson and Joel Otto, are all physical specimens with well- defined defensive roles. ...
Kimberley Daily Bulletin - Jun 17, 2011

Bill Steenson said Patterson always knew his defensive assignments, and worked as hard in practice, as in games (A Coaches dream).
Go to the Net: Eight Goals That Changed the Game

Against Gretzky, he used XXXXX XXXXXXX, a checking specialist, supported by Colin Paterson, another fleet checker

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