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James Patrick
James Patrick
Defenseman
Number: 3
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 14, 1963
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Acquired: Agreed to terms with the Sabres on Oct. 7, 1998, as unrestricted free agent from Calgary.
Drafted: NYR / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (9th overall)


2003-04: Appeared in his 1,280th NHL game @ Montreal (4/03) ... Recorded fourth goal of season with tally vs. Columbus (3/29) ... Assisted on Andrew Peters' goal vs. Pittsburgh (3/26), game was his 1,275th in the NHL ... Ranks in NHL's top 40 on the all-time games played list and is 12th among defensemen ... Assisted on Derek Roy's game-winning goal @ Atlanta (3/17) ... Returned to action vs. Ottawa (3/03) and skated 26 shifts ... Sat out 15 games (Carolina, 1/25, to Ottawa, 2/28) due to injury ... Skated 29 shifts @ Atlanta (1/20) ... Scored third goal of the season with third-period tally vs. N.Y. Islanders (1/17) ... Returned vs. Philadelphia (1/13) and recorded an assist on Chris Drury's goal ... Sat out @ Montreal (1/06), to @ Boston (1/12) ... Returned @ Toronto (1/03) and skated 27 shifts ... Sat out vs. Washington (12/31) and vs. Anaheim (1/02) after injuring a groin @ Carolina (12/29) ... Recorded an assist on Derek Roy's first NHL goal ... Went +2 in 23 shifts @ Chicago (12/03), his first game as captain ... Named Sabres' captain for December (12/02) ... Recorded third assist of the season on J.P. Dumont's goal in win over Washington (11/26) ... Scored game-winning goal @ Ottawa (11/17) ... It was the 16th GW goal of his career ... Assisted on Daniel Briere's goal vs. Pittsburgh (11/14) ... Scored his first goal of season @ Ottawa (11/01) ... Was +1 in 34 shifts in win @ Colorado (10/26) ... Recorded an assist in 5-1 win @ Los Angeles (10/23) ... Made season debut vs. N.Y. Islanders (10/11) ... Had one shot on goal.

2002-03: Became 52nd player in NHL history to play in 1,200 games vs. Nashville (1/27).

CAREER: Played in 1,100th career/NHL game vs. Philadelphia 4/08/2001 ... Became 14th defenseman in NHL history to play in over 1,100 games and score 600 points in a career with a goal @ Pittsburgh (10/14/2001) ... Ranks second in games played as a member of Team Canada ... Agreed to terms on two-year contract, July 25, 2002 ... Originally N.Y. Rangers' first choice (ninth overall) in 1981 NHL Entry Draft.

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