|Written by Matthew Bugg|
February 2013- In his debut AHL appearance Kent Patterson was involved in a true goalie duel, the game going scoreless for a 65 full minutes. Patterson posted a 23 save shutout for the Lake Erie Monsters, only to fall to Abbotsford Heat in a shootout losing 1-0. He could figure into the Avalanche goalie picture in another season or two. Andrew Ward
May 2012 – Has recently signed a two year Entry Level contract with Colorado thus finishing NCAA career. Was named ‘Top Goaltender’ in the NCAA (West), despite sporting unexciting numbers. Finished with a 2.32 GAA and .907 save percentage. Jason Banks
December, 2011 – After playing sparingly in his first two seasons as a Golden Gopher, University of Minnesota senior Kent Patterson is set to make a run at some school records in his final campaign. While most career wins and shutouts are likely out of reach, the lowest GAA in a season and career are attainable with a strong finish. With his NCAA eligibility played out, Patterson has no choice to report to Lake Eerie next year. Sharing an affiliation with Tamp Bay, the Monsters have little room in net- but Patterson knows better than most it’s all about waiting for the opportunity.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Good upside, but the Avs have a spotty track record developing goalies from within.
Patterson’s shutout from November of 2011:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2008 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Sleeper picks may look good early on, but they need to actually play to develop. Such is the problem for Kent Patterson. A fifth round pick out of Cedar Rapids of the USHL in 2007, Patterson earned his selection with just 26 games of action - 26 great games. The breakout backup also earned himself a ticket to the USA WJC tryout camp in the fall of 2007. And ironically, that's where it all went bad. A groin injury in a routine shootout ended up costing Patterson almost the entire 2007-08 season. When he finally got back, it was with further irony that his backup, '08 eligible Brady Hjelle, became the best goalie in the league. Patterson finally got in some spring games of the same caliber as his breakout. Unfortunately, the problems haven't stopped. Due to his volatile USHL career, Patterson has yet to commit to a college team. His only choice may be to return to Cedar Rapids for a third straight year. A good five years away.
Upside: Star starter
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 40%; 30%
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 17:30|