Patrick grew up playing hockey in his hometown, Rochester NY, where he spent 13 seasons playing in the Webster Cyclones Youth Hockey Program. He then went on to play for his high school’s inaugural varsity hockey team where he earned first team all-state and finished top 10 in scoring for New York State. He was then recruited to play Junior A hockey for the Syracuse Stampede where he played one season. Following the Stampede, Patrick jumped right into coaching and has been coaching hockey with the Nashville Predators Youth Hockey Organization for the past three years. Before joining the Predators full-time, he was a Head On-Ice Skills Coach for the Hockey Lab in Franklin, TN.