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Former second-overall pick reportedly retires at twenty-five

Published December 20, 2023 at 8:45
BY COOPER GODIN
     
After suffering multiple injuries to his head and upper body over the course of his NHL career, 2017 second overall pick Nolan Patrick has reportedly decided to hang up the skates.

"Nolan Patrick 🇨🇦 has retired from professional hockey at the age of 25 due to concussions, and is now skills specialist, video coach and mentor."

The Winnipeg native was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2017 and was picked ahead of Miro Heiskanen, Cale Makar and Elias Pettersson, who went 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

Patrick went on to appear in 222 games in the National Hockey League between the 2017-18 and 2021-22 seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and Vegas Golden Knights. In those 222 games, Patrick had 77 points (32 goals, 45 assists), 83 penalty minutes and was a minus-36.


It always sucks to see a player retire at such a young age, but it's understandable to see why Nolan Patrick made that decision and hopefully he'll be able to find a way to stay in the game of hockey if he wishes.

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Former second-overall pick reportedly retires at twenty-five

If you had to redo the 2017 draft, who should have gone second overall to Philadelphia?

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