Commentary by McKeen's Hockey Prospects
06/14/2008 - Just a year removed from playing a low level of hockey in Michigan High School, Pateryn blossomed this season with Ohio and was the teams' lone representative at the USHL All-Star Game. That developmental upswing he displayed is a positive, as is the fact that he is committed to a great program like the University of Michigan. He has no glaring weaknesses and really matured as a two-way defender this year, although he is still a bit of a neophyte as a player. Bank on his physical-defensive game translating to the higher levels, but he will need to work on his discipline some.