Colorado Avalanche
Kent Patterson
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KentPatterson
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
CATCHES: Left
WEIGHT: 184
BIRTHDATE: 09/15/1989
BIRTHPLACE: St. Louis Park, MN, USA
DRAFTED: COL: 2007-113 overall

2012-13: Spent most of his first professional season with Denver of the Central Hockey League but also spent time with Lake Erie of the American Hockey League…Appeared in 33 games for the Denver Cutthroats, posting a 14-10-6 record with a .910 save percentage and one shutout…Finished tied for eighth in the league in save percentage…Was recalled by Lake Erie on Jan. 30 and spent a month with the Monsters before being reassigned on Feb. 26…Was recalled for a second time at the conclusion of the Cutthroats’ season on April 8…Finished 1-2-1 with a 2.55 GAA and .907 Sv% in five appearances with Lake Erie…Was named the CHL Goaltender of the Month and the CHL Rookie of the Month for December after going 6-1-1 with a 1.85 goals against average, .943 save percentage and one shutout.…Was also honored as the league’s ‘Third Star’ for December.

2011-12: Was named to the All-WCHA First Team and the AHCA/CCM All-American West Second Team as a senior at the University of Minnesota…Started all 43 games for the Gophers, leading his team to the WCHA regular season championship and a berth in the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four…Compiled a 28-14-1 record with a 2.32 goals-against average, .907 save percentage and seven shutouts…His seven shutouts were a single-season school record and tied for the NCAA lead…Patterson’s 28 wins ranked second in the nation and were the most by a Gopher since Robb Stauber won 34 games in 1987-88…Captured the WCHA Goaltending Champion title with a 2.06 GAA in 28 league games and also led all WCHA netminders with 20 wins (20-8-0) in conference action…Finished his career at the University of Minnesota ranked first in school history in save percentage (.912) and tied for first in goals-against average (2.46)…Patterson’s seven shutouts placed him in a tie for third all-time in that category…Started the final 64 games of his career at Minnesota and finished with a 44-29-9 record…Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on May 11, 2012.

2010-11: Was named to the All-WCHA Second Team as a junior at Minnesota…Became the first Minnesota goaltender to be named to a postseason All-WCHA team since Adam Hauser (third team) in 2000-01…Appeared in 30 games, posting a 14-9-6 record with a 2.54 goals-against average and .919 save percentage…Led all WCHA netminders with a .926 save percentage in league play, fashioning a 13-5-5 record in 24 conference games…Started the final 21 games of the season…Received the school’s John Mariucci Most Valuable Player award, the Dr. V. George Nagobads Unsung Hero award and the Tom Mohr Playoff Most Valuable Player…Patterson was the first Gopher to receive all three awards in the same year (since 1999-00).

2009-10: Saw action in eight games (six starts) during his sophomore season at the University of Minnesota, posting a 2-4-1 record with a .901 save percentage.

2008-09: Appeared in seven games (one start) during his freshman season at Minnesota…Posted a .925 save percentage and 2.34 goals-against average.

2007-08: Posted a 10-6-1 record with one shutout in 20 appearances for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)…Was sidelined for the first 18 games after undergoing sports hernia surgery.

2006-07: Compiled a 20-5-3 record in his first season with Cedar Rapids...Led the RoughRiders in appearances (29), wins and goals-against average (2.91).