Gregory Pateryn (born June 20, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman, currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round, 128th overall, at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Pateryn in April 2015.
June 20, 1990|
Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)|
128th overall, 2008|
Toronto Maple Leafs
As a youth, Pateryn played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Detroit Little Caesars minor ice hockey team. Pateryn then attended Birmingham Brother Rice High School from 2004 to 2007, where he captain the hockey team. For the 2007–08 season, Pateryn played with the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets in the United States Hockey League. He was later drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft after accumulating 27 points in 60 games.
Pateryn then attended the University of Michigan, where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Wolverines ice hockey team in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
Pateryn's tenure as a prospect within the Maple Leafs was short lived, as on July 2, 2008, he was included in a trade by Toronto along with a second-round selection in the 2010 entry draft to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Mikhail Grabovski.
On March 28, 2012, the Canadiens signed Pateryn to a two-year, entry-level contract. He made his debut with the Canadiens in the second half of the 2012–13 season, going scoreless in three games.
In the 2016–17 season, Pateryn made the opening night roster, solidifying his role as a depth defender among the Canadiens blueline. Having appeared in 24 games and approaching the NHL trade deadline, Pateryn was dealt by the Canadiens to the Dallas Stars along with a 4th round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft for defenseman Jordie Benn on February 27, 2017.
Pateryn as a free agent in the off-season, left the Stars and was rewarded with a three-year, $6.75 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on July 1, 2018.
Pateryn is of Ukrainian descent and is fluent in the language.
|2007–08||Ohio Junior Blue Jackets||USHL||60||3||24||27||145||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||University of Michigan||CCHA||28||0||5||5||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||University of Michigan||CCHA||33||1||5||6||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Michigan||CCHA||40||3||14||17||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Michigan||CCHA||41||2||13||15||65||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Young blood". NHL.com. March 9, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
- "Greg Pateryn extends with Canadiens". habseyesontheprize.com. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-08.
- "Two-year extension for Greg Pateryn". Canadiens.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Stars acquire defenseman Greg Pateryn for Jordie Benn". Dallas Stars. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
- "Greg Pateryn signs three-year contract with Wild". Minnesota Wild. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
- Scott Burnside (March 22, 2018). "On the Fly with Greg Pateryn". NHL.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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