PLAYER BIO After three seasons at Clarkson University, Patterson signed as an undrafted free agent with the Calgary Flames. A skillful defensive forward who usually played left wing, Patterson was a finalist for the Selke Trophy in 1989. He joined the Flames in 1983, and later won the Stanley Cup with the Flames in 1989. After leaving Calgary in 1991, Patterson played two more seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. In 1993 he moved to Ljubljana, Slovenia where he played for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana before retiring. In 2005, Patterson was inducted to the Clarkson Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2008 he was inducted to the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. Patterson played 504 career NHL games recording 96 goals and 110 assists for206 points along with 239 penalty minutes.
PERSONAL BIO Hockey has had a tremendous impact on my life in that it has taught me the values of teamwork, dealing with winning & losing, allowed me to go to University and earn a degree and brought me to Calgary. Winning the Stanley Cup in 1989 ranks right up there with one of my favorite memories as a Flame and also playing in my first game in the NHL as a Calgary Flame in the old Chicago Stadium against the Blackhawks. I live with my wife Sherrie in Calgary, and I have three kids, Stephanie, Derek and Michelle. After I retired, I started a small rental company called 3 Star Matting Ltd. I am also heavily involved in the Calgary Flames alumni community. A few of my hobbies include roasting coffee beans, reading, listening to music and watching & playing hockey. I also love cooking chicken wings and I am a big Buffalo Bills fan.