REPORT | Injury reports proven to be false on this second overall pick: Perfect PTO target for Patrik Allvin?

Published September 3, 2023 at 12:17
BY COOPER GODIN

Unrestricted free agent forward Nolan Patrick missed the entire 2022-23 season and only appeared in 25 games in the season prior due to upper-body injuries.

The Golden Knights used long-term injured reserve more than any team did last season, as they dealt with significant injury issues right from the start of the 2022-23 season. But the team persevered and went on to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history back in June.

According to Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli, he thinks Nolan Patrick may have been healthier than the Golden Knights made people believe.

"I think Nolan Patrick was maybe a bit healthier than the Vegas Golden Knights might have let on." Seravalli said on the Oilers Now podcast.



If Seravalli's information is correct, there's a good chance that Nolan Patrick could be the target of a professional try-out contract (PTO) this Fall, potentially by the Vancouver Canucks.

Patrick, who was the second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, has appeared in 222 games in the NHL with Philadelphia and Vegas, tallying 77 points (32 goals, 45 assists) and 83 penalty minutes.

The Winnipeg native will turn 25 later this month and if he is healthy, he could be a solid reclamation project for any team in the NHL. It's going to be interesting to see what happens on the Nolan Patrick front in the coming weeks.

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REPORT | Injury reports proven to be false on this second overall pick: Perfect PTO target for Patrik Allvin?

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