Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Ice Wolves hire Gaelan Patterson as new assistant coach

By Braden Malsbury, MBC News

The La Ronge Ice Wolves announced Monday they have hired Gaelan Patterson as the team’s new assistant coach.

Patterson, a La Ronge product, played four seasons in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades from 2006-10. Patterson had 130 points in 246 games with the Blades.

The 27-year-old was a seventh-round selection of the Calgary Flames in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Patterson played in the AHL for the Abbotsford Heat. He also spent time in the ECHL with Utah and Idaho.

Following five seasons of pro hockey in America, Patterson played three seasons overseas in Norway, France and England. He most recently suited up for the Coventry Blaze in the EIHL this past season.

Patterson replaces Darren Martens, who spent nearly one season with the Ice Wolves during the 2017-18 campaign.

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