Patrick Wiercioch
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
BIRTHDATE: 12/09/1990
AGE: 25
DRAFTED: OTT: 2008-42 overall

2014-15: Established a new NHL career high in appearing in 56 regular season games … Two of his three goals marked the first two game-winning goals of his NHL career, including the overtime winner on April 2 vs. Tampa Bay (2-1 OT win) … Averaged more than 18 minutes (18:03) time-on-ice for the first time in his NHL career … Ranked second among Senators defencemen (Erik Karlsson) with five power-play points … Missed five games due to injury (oblique, hamstring) and did not dress on 21 occasions … Tied for first among Senators in both goals (two) and points (four) while playing in all six games during Ottawa’s 2015 Eastern Conference quarter-final series against Montreal … Helped force overtime when he scored the first goal of his NHL post-season career with 6:35 remaining in regulation time in Game 2 on April 17 at Montreal (3-2 OT loss) … Recorded the first game-winning goal of his NHL post-season career in Game 5 on April 24 at Montreal (5-1 win). 2013-14: Established new NHL career highs in assists (19), points (23) and games (53) … Tied for second (Methot) among Senators defencemen in scoring … Tallied three power-play goals for the second consecutive season, matching a career high … Recorded at least one assist in five of six games from March 25 to April 4 … Reached 20 points in one season for the first time in his career on March 31 vs. Carolina (2-1 SO win) … Played in the 100th game of his NHL career on April 8 at N.Y. Islanders (4-1 win) … Earned two multi-point games (two assists) … Was a healthy scratch on 29 occasions. 2012-13: Started the season with Binghamton (AHL), recording 10 goals and 19 points in 32 games … Joined Ottawa ahead of the abbreviated NHL season where he remained for the duration of the campaign … Recorded 19 points, including five goals, in his first NHL season … His 19 points tied for fifth among Senators … Ranked second in NHL rookie scoring among defenceman … Recorded the first goal of his NHL career at N.Y. Islanders (3/3/13, 3-2 SO loss) … Registered the first multi-point game of his NHL career with two points (one goal, one assist) at Buffalo (3/16/13, 4-3 OT win) … Earned a career high three assists at N.Y. Islanders (3/19/13, 5-3 win) … Made NHL playoff debut against Montreal (5/5/13, Game 3, 6-1 win) … Sustained a lower-body injury in lone playoff appearance causing him to miss the rest of the playoffs. 2011-12: Spent the entire season with Binghamton (AHL), recording a professional career high of 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) in 57 games … Suffered a throat injury on 12/9/11 in Binghamton, which caused him to miss 18 games. 2010-11: Was a member of Binghamton’s Calder Cup winner, appearing in 15 games during the AHL playoffs … Made his NHL debut with the Senators in a game at Carolina on 3/22/11 (4-3 loss), skating in 9:23 of ice time … Recorded his first NHL point with an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss at Atlanta (3/27/11) … Had four goals and 12 assists in 64 games with Binghamton during the regular season. 2009-10: Was named to the WCHA’s first all-star team and NCAA West first All-American team after recording six goals and 21 assists in 39 games with the Pioneers … Was invited to Canada’s selection camp for the 2010 IIHF world junior championship but was unable to participate due to injury. 2008-09: Named a WCHA second team all-star and to the WCHA all-rookie team after notching 12 goals and 23 points in his freshman season at Denver … Earned invitation to Canada’s selection camp for the 2009 IIHF world junior championship.