Patrick was born and raised in WNY. He played for the West Seneca Wings, the Hamburg Hawks and the St. Francis Red Raiders before being drafted in the 2nd round of the 2002 OHL draft by the Peterborough Petes. Patrick played for the Petes for four seasons. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round of the 2004 NHL Draft. Patrick played in the Buffalo Sabres Organization for 10 years. He is now the Youth Hockey Ambassador for the Buffalo Sabres. He is running the NHL/NHLPA Learn-to-Play program, which is now beginning it’s second year. Patrick will continue to have his roots and family in the WNY area for years to come.