Height 1.83 m
Weight 88 kg
|Name Patrick McNeill|
Salary 600,000 USD (2014)
Role Ice hockey player
|Born March 17, 1987 (age 28)
Strathroy, ON, CAN (1987-03-17) |
DEL team Former teams ERC Ingolstadt Hershey Bears Springfield Falcons Portland Pirates
NHL Draft 118th overall, 2005 Washington Capitals
Number 2 (Hershey Bears / Defenseman), 8 (Springfield Falcons / Defenseman)
Similar People Bryan Helmer, Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Mark French, Todd Richards
Hershey bears 2010 calder cup winning game goal 4 by patrick mcneill
Patrick McNeill (born March 17, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
- Hershey bears 2010 calder cup winning game goal 4 by patrick mcneill
- Playing career
- Awards and honours
Born in Strathroy, Ontario, and a first overall pick in the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection in 2003 by the Saginaw Spirit, McNeill then earned gold with Team Ontario during the 2004 World U-17 hockey challenge, gold with Team Canada during the 2004 World Junior Cup and a spot on both the 2005 OHL All Star squad and the Team Canada training squad at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.
He was drafted 118th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. After signing an entry-level contract with Capitals, McNeill spent the next six seasons of his professional career with AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. He claimed two Calder Cups and ranked 8th in all-time scoring for the Bears amongst defenseman with 152 points.
On July 6, 2013, McNeill left the Capitals organization as a free agent and signed a one-year, two way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. In his only year within the Blue Jackets, McNeill was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons for the duration of the 2013–14 season. He responded with a career high 11 goals and 37 points in 63 games for the Falcons.
On July 5, 2013, McNeill signed as a free agent to a one-year, two way contract with the Arizona Coyotes. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates for the 2014–15 season.
At the conclusion of his seventh year in the American League, McNeill signed his first contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL on June 1, 2015. In his first DEL season he was best scored defenseman of the league with 39 points.