REPORT | Former second-overall pick available on a PTO: an option for Allvin?

Published August 13, 2023 at 1:18 PM

Due to numerous injuries over the last few seasons, former second-overall pick Nolan Patrick career hasn't gone the way he would have liked.

The 24-year-old has been limited to only 222 career games in the NHL since entering the league in 2017. He missed the entire 2019-20 season with migraine issues and then missed the 2022-23 campaign after suffering dealing with an upper-body injury and concussion the year in early 2022.

In June, the Vegas Golden Knights decided not to issue Patrick a qualifying offer, which made him an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

While Patrick's playing future is unclear, according to Inside The Rink, he may be available on a professional try-out contract (PTO), with the Edmonton Oilers reportedly interested.

If Patrick is healthy and good to go in the Fall, then there wouldn't be much risk in signing him to a PTO and it's certainly an option for the Vancouver Canucks. But with someone who has an extensive injury history such as Patrick, they'll need to do their due diligence before approaching the Winnipeg native and his camp.

In those 222 career games, Patrick has 77 points (32 goals, 45 assists), 83 penalty minutes and is a minus-36.

Do you think Allvin should sign Nolan Patrick to a PTO, if he's healthy? Share your thoughts in the poll below!

Source: Inside The Rink
August 13   |   1900 answers
REPORT | Former second-overall pick available on a PTO: an option for Allvin?

If he's healthy, should the Canucks sign Nolan Patrick to a PTO?

Yes80542.4 %
No, injury history is a big issue77140.6 %
Not Sure19310.2 %
See Results1316.9 %
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