DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Jake Paterson on a three-year entry-level contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.
Originally selected by Detroit in the third round (80th overall) of
the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Paterson has spent his entire career with the
Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. In 100 career games with
the club since 2010, the 6-foot-1, 183-pound netminder has compiled a
47-38-10 record, a 3.45 goals against average, a 0.904 save percentage
and two shutouts. He also sports a 6-10 postseason record alongside a
3.64 goals against average and a 0.890 save percentage.
A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Paterson also represented his
country at the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, but he did
not appear in game action. Prior to entering the OHL full-time,
Paterson spent most of the 2010-11 season with the Soo Eagles of the
Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, posting a 10-2-1 record in 13
appearances with a 2.95 goals against average and two shutouts.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)