Patrice Cormier (C)
St. John's IceCaps
Missed 26 games due to injury from Oct. 20 to Dec. 19… Scored his first goal (a shorthanded marker) on Dec. 28 at HAM… Notched a goal and an assist on Jan. 25 at HER and had a two-game goal streak from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26 and a three-game point streak (2G, 1A) from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1… Recorded two points (1G, 1A) on Mar. 1 vs. MCH… Notched four points (2G, 2A) in four March games before being recalled by Winnipeg and suiting up in 10 contests… Was returned to St. John’s on Apr. 3… Suffered an injury on Apr. 6 vs. TOR and missed six of the team’s final 7 games… Finished third on the club in penalty minutes (69).
Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round (54th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft….Played four seasons with the
Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) tallying 144 points (63 goals, 81 assists) and 339 penalty minutes in 189 games….Played in the CHL Top
Prospects Game in 2007-08….Was named to the CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 2008-09….Played in back-to-back World Junior
Championships with Canada, winning gold in 2008-09 and serving as the captain while winning silver in 2009-10….Served as captain
of the Rimouski Oceanic for two seasons from 2008-2010….Was part of a trade that sent Ilya Kovalchuk from Atlanta to New Jersey
on Feb. 4, 2010….Made his pro debut with the Chicago Wolves in 2009-10, playing in nine playoff games….Made his NHL debut with
the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010-11 and scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 7, 2011 against the Toronto Maple Leafs… 2011-12: Played his first game as an IceCap on Oct. 8/11 at MCH (1-0W)….Recorded his first point (assist) on Oct. 15/11 vs. HAM (6-2W)….Scored his first goal on Nov. 1/11 at WOR (6-3W)….Scored four goals in three games from Dec. 16/11 to Dec.18/11….Recorded back-to-back multi-point games on Mar. 3/12 and Mar. 4/12….Recorded a hat trick and a team single-game-high four points on Mar. 9/12 vs. HER (6-1W)….Notched two goals, including the game-winner, in the IceCaps’ division-clinching victory on Mar. 31/12 at HER (3-2W)….Recalled by Winnipeg four times, playing a total of nine games….Finished the season tied for second on the club in goals (18) and second in penalty minutes (75).