|Dennis Gordon Patterson
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 1.9.50 Peterborough, Ontario
|How he arrived: Claimed from the Minnesota North Stars in the Expansion Draft, 6.12.74
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers (WHA), 9.76
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Ultimately, Patterson became a career minor leaguer. At the time the Scouts acquired him, he was, for all intents and
purposes, just starting out.
As a minor leaguer, he was a solid player that was good for putting up 25 points or more in a season. It was unfortunate
that his NHL game didn't translate into that, but look who he was playing for.
He was Edmonton Oilers property for the season after, but spent the majority of the season with the Rhode Island Reds
of the AHL. The season after, he joined the Philadelphia Flyers' organization and save 3 games, he spent his entire
tenure with the Maine Mariners, winning the Calder Cup with them twice and also served as their captain for 3 seasons.
After his playing career was finished in 1983, he remained with the Flyers as one of their scouts. He has been in the
scouting game for a LONG time. He served with the North Stars as scout for 3 seasons (The last 3 before the move
to Dallas), and the Panthers for 1 season. The rest of his years he's been with the Flyers, and that includes the present.
|Entry Draft: 1970 Third Round Pick (34th overall) by the
Minnesota North Stars