1999-2000: Seventh on the team in scoring with a career-high 9-11--20 points while playing in all 42 games ? Had a career-best four-game point-scoring streak from 3/4-3/17 with 3-3--6 during that span ? Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals ? Seventh on the team with nine power-play points ? Four of his goals have come on the PP ? Had five two-point games, including the game-winning goal and an assist in the GLI semifinal vs. Michigan Tech (12/29) ? Started the season with points in each of the first three games ? Assisted on both MSU goals in regulation of the OT win over Northern Michigan (2/11) ? 18 of his 20 points and eight of his nine goals have come in the first or second period, including 12 first-period points ? 12 of his 20 points have come at home ? Ranked second on the team with 85 penalty minutes.
1998-99: Skated in 40 games for the Spartans and finished with 3-2--5 ? Led the team with 37 penalties while accumulating 82 penalty minutes ? Netted the game-winning goal and added an assist at Alaska Fairbanks (1/2), his first career multiple-point game ? Scored 6:49 into the second period of the NCAA semifinals vs. New Hampshire, putting a pass from Mark Loeding past UNH goaltender Ty Conklin to tie the game, 2-2.
1997-98: Played in 41 games as a rookie, finishing 10th on the team in scoring with 7-9--16 ? Was second among MSU freshmen in scoring behind Rustyn Dolyny ? Boasted an impressive +14 plus/minus rating ? Had a three-game point-scoring streak in October (10/17-10/28) and recorded points in back-to-back games four other times ? Had the game-tying goal vs. Western Michigan (10/17) and the game-winning goal vs. Bowling Green (12/6).
PRIOR TO MSU: Played two years for the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL and head coach Troy Mick ? A captain in 1996-97, he earned first-team all-league honors ? Was the 10th leading scorer in the BCHL in 1996-97, recording 34-50--84 in 52 games ? The Vipers captured the Interior Division crown with a 41-14-5 record ? The year before, in 1995-96, the Vipers captured the national championship and Patchell was the MVP of the semifinal game ? Started the ?95-96 season with the Muskova Bears before joining the Vipers ? Named to the Metro Junior ?A? all-star team in 1994-95 with Muskova.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 5, 1976 ? A communication major ? Enjoys reading, mountain biking, golf, water sports and music ? Nickname is ?Patch? ? A graduate of Vernon Secondary School ? A fan of the Detroit Red Wings and left wing Brendan Shanahan ? Son of Greg and Laurie Patchell ? Father played hockey and football while his mother was a gymnast.
YEAR GP G A PTS PEN/MIN 1997-98 41 7 9 16 23/57 1998-99 40 3 2 5 37/82 1999-2000 42 9 11 20 33/85
TOTALS 123 19 22 41 93/224