Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick’s name is not engraved on the Stanley Cup with his Vegas Golden Knights teammates.
The Golden Knights’ Twitter feed released a photo of the names that were engraved. Patrick was not among them. Vegas won the Cup last month over the Florida Panthers.
Patrick sat out the entire 2022-23 season with an injury. He still could have been included on the Cup if the Golden Knights had petitioned the NHL for Patrick’s inclusion. It is not known if Vegas made the petition.
In September, Vegas announced that Patrick would be out for the season with an upper-body injury. His last game was March 24, 2022.
In his two seasons with Vegas, Patrick played 25 games, scoring two goals and five assists.
Fifty-two names are allowed to be engraved on the Cup, including players, coaches, staff and management.
Vegas did not offer Patrick, a restricted free agent, a qualifying offer earlier this week. He is a free agent, eligible to sign with any team.
Patrick was the Philadelphia Flyers’ No. 2 overall pick in 2017. He played 73 games as a Flyers rookie and 72 games the next season. He sat out 2019-20 with injuries and played 52 games in 2020-21.
In total, he played 197 games over four seasons for the Flyers, scoring 30 goals, 40 assists and he was a minus-37.
His career has been riddled with injuries, including concussions. He has played only 222 games over six seasons.
The Flyers traded Patrick in July 2021. They acquired defenseman Ryan Ellis from the Predators for Patrick and defenseman Philippe Myers. Patrick was traded from the Predators to the Golden Knights for Cody Glass.