Patrick William Flatley (born October 3, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 14 seasons between 1983 and 1997 for the New York Islanders and New York Rangers.
October 3, 1963|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
21st overall, 1982|
New York Islanders
Flatley was born in Toronto, Ontario. As a youth, he played in the 1976 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Toronto Shopsy's minor ice hockey team. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he played for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team for two seasons, helping the team capture the 1983 NCAA Men's ice hockey championship, and was himself named a tournament all-star, a WCHA first team all-star, and a 1983 All-American.
Flatley was drafted 21st overall by the New York Islanders in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, and scored on his first NHL shot on goal, against Doug Soetaert of the Winnipeg Jets. Playing for the Canadian National Team in 1983–84, he scored 34 goals in 54 games. Rejoining the Islanders for the 1984-85 season, he was put on a line with Brent Sutter and Clark Gillies, and scored 9 goals through the first three rounds of the playoffs, becoming a big contributor in the Islanders' drive for their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup. However, the Islanders lost in the finals to the Wayne Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers.
Although he never emerged as a top scorer, Flatley did become a highly effective role player, adding smart positional play, strong defense, and grit to the Islanders teams in the late 1980s and 1990s. Flatley was sometimes referred to as "the chairman of the boards" because he rarely failed to dig the puck out in battles in the corners. In 1991 he was named the Islanders' fifth captain. Prior to the 1996-97 season, Flatley signed a one-year deal with the New York Rangers.
Awards and honoursEdit
Jan 15, 2012 Pat Flatley was the 12th player inducted into the New York Islanders Hall of Fame.
Pat Flatley was named to the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
|All-WCHA First Team||1982–83|||
|AHCA West All-American||1982–83|||
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1983|||
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1980–81||Henry Carr Crusaders||MetJHL||42||30||61||91||122||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||33||17||20||37||65||—||—||—||—||—|
|1982–83||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||43||25||44||69||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||New York Islanders||NHL||16||2||7||9||6||21||9||6||15||14|
|1984–85||New York Islanders||NHL||78||20||31||51||106||4||1||0||1||6|
|1985–86||New York Islanders||NHL||73||18||34||52||66||3||0||0||0||21|
|1986–87||New York Islanders||NHL||63||16||35||51||81||11||3||2||5||6|
|1987–88||New York Islanders||NHL||40||9||15||24||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||New York Islanders||NHL||41||10||15||25||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||New York Islanders||NHL||62||17||32||49||101||5||3||0||3||2|
|1990–91||New York Islanders||NHL||56||20||25||45||74||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||New York Islanders||NHL||38||8||28||36||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||New York Islanders||NHL||80||13||47||60||63||15||2||7||9||12|
|1993–94||New York Islanders||NHL||64||12||30||42||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||New York Islanders||NHL||45||7||20||27||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||New York Islanders||NHL||56||8||9||17||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New York Rangers||NHL||68||10||12||22||26||11||0||0||0||14|
- "Patrick Flatley". Canadian Olympic Team Official Website. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Patrick Flatley". New York Rangers. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Pat Flatley". Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Swift, E.M. (26 March 1984). "Pat These Pats On The Back Olympic stars Pat LaFontaine and Pat Flatley are lighting up the NHL". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Patrick Flatley". Where are they now?. University of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Pat Flatley". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Shannon Flatley. "Shannon Flatley - Brown". Brownbears.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24.