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Recent Second Overall Pick Quits The NHL And Pursues A New Career

Published December 20, 2023 at 2:27 PM

News has emerged on social media regarding the retirement of a recent 2nd overall pick from the NHL, who is now embarking on a new career path.

Former 2nd Overall Pick Nolan Patrick Shifts To New Career

As per a social media post, Nolan Patrick, the once highly-touted prospect and former Flyers forward, has decided to retire from professional hockey. The post reveals that Patrick is transitioning into a career as a hockey skills coach.

Patrick, chosen as the second overall pick in 2017, faced numerous setbacks in his career due to persistent injuries. His last appearance in the NHL was during the 2021-22 season, where he played in 22 games and accumulated 7 points.

Nolan Patrick's story serves as a cautionary tale about playing extensive hockey at a young age. He completed three full junior seasons in the WHL before being drafted. When injury issues initially arose, some attributed them to his extensive junior career.

At 25 years old, Patrick exits the NHL and transitions into a role preparing the next generation for hockey careers. His wealth of experiences can likely contribute not only to enhancing on-ice performance but also to prioritizing the long-term health of young players.

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Recent Second Overall Pick Quits The NHL And Pursues A New Career

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