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Patrick Rissmiller
Patrick Rissmiller
Left Wing
Number: 11
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 26, 1978
Birthplace: Belmont, MA, United States
Played for five different teams in 2010-11, which included two NHL clubs as well as Colorado’s American Hockey League affiliate…Dressed in a total of 10 NHL games (0g/1a), one with Atlanta and nine with Florida to conclude the season… Picked up an assist in the Panthers’ season finale on April 9 vs. Washington, his first NHL point in three years (since April 1, 2008 vs. Los Angeles as a member of the Sharks)…Spent the majority of the season with the Avalanche’s AHL team, the Lake Erie Monsters, where he tallied 30 points (11g/19a) in 43 games…Also spent time with the AHL’s Rochester Americans and Chicago Wolves…Was traded by Atlanta to Florida on Feb. 28, along with Niclas Bergfors, in exchange for Radek Dvorak and a fifth-round choice in the 2011 Entry Draft…Prior to the season, was traded by NY Rangers, along with Donald Brashear, to Atlanta in exchange for Todd White, Aug. 2, 2010.
2009-10: Began the year with the Rangers’ AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, appearing in six games…Was reassigned to Grand Rapids on Oct. 22 and spent the rest of the year with the Griffins, tallying 20 goals and 25 assists in 63 games.
2008-09: Signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2008…Began the year with New York, appearing in two games… Was loaned to Hartford (AHL) on a conditioning assignment on Nov. 12, recalled by New York on Nov. 24 and reassigned to Hartford on Dec. 2…Spent the rest of the season with the Wolf Pack, collecting 54 points (14g/40a) in 64 games…Also dressed in six AHL playoff games.
2007-08: Appeared in 79 games with the San Jose Sharks, tallying 17 points including a career-high eight goals…Recorded his first career multi-goal game on Jan. 5 vs. Columbus…Dressed in eight playoff contests for the Sharks.
2006-07: Registered 22 points (7g/15a) in 79 games for the Sharks during his first full NHL season…Established career highs in assists and points…Set a single-game career-high with three points (0g/3a) on Nov. 9 at Los Angeles…Skated in 11 playoff games for San Jose, tallying a goal and three assists…Scored a goal and assisted on another in Game 1 (CQF) at Nashville on April 11, his first career playoff multi-point affair.
2005-06: Skated in 18 regular season games and 11 playoff contests for the San Jose Sharks…Scored his first NHL goal on March 18 vs. Dallas…Picked up his first assist three days later on March 21 at St. Louis…Appeared in all 11 playoff games for San Jose, collecting three points (2g/1a)…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the first round series at Nashville on April 21…Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 4 against the Predators on April 27…Spent most of the year with the Cleveland Barons (AHL), where he was selected to participate in the AHL All-Star Classic.
2004-05: Spent the entire season with Cleveland (AHL), finishing second on the club in goals (21) and third in points (44).
2003-04: Made his NHL debut with the Sharks on Nov. 13 vs. St. Louis, becoming the first Holy Cross and MAAC alumnus to play in an NHL game…Signed with San Jose as a free agent on June 30, 2003.
2002-03: Skated in 72 games with the Cleveland Barons (AHL) during his first pro season…Also had two games with Cincinnati (ECHL).
College: Played four seasons with Holy Cross of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference…Was named MAAC Player of the Year as a senior in 2001-02, leading the league with 46 points (16g/30a) in 33 games.

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