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Encyclopedia > Patrick Rissmiller

Patrick Rissmiller (b. October 26, 1978, Belmont, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays center and left wing for the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks. October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...   Settled: 1636 â€“ Incorporated: 1859 Zip Code(s): 02478 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... A professional is required to possess a large knowledge derived from extensive academic and practical training. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. ...


College career

Rissmiller played four years at Holy Cross College of the NCAA. He is considered the best hockey player to ever come from that college. Rissmiller's best season was when he scored 16 goals and added 30 assists in 2001-2002. When interviewed about potential NHL teams, he replied, "I'll give anyone a chance." He was noted for his physical domination and strong two-way play for Holy Cross. In total, he scored 53 goals and 90 assists in 131 games for the college. Undrafted, he signed his first pro contract with the San Jose Sharks. College of the Holy Cross [1] Holy Cross College (Indiana) [2] Holy Cross College (UK) [3] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. ...

Pro career

In 2002-2003, after a 2 game stint (in which he had four points) with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL, he had 14 goals and 26 assists in 72 games for the Cleveland Barons of the AHL, a great total for a rookie. In the midst of the 2003-2004 season, Rissmiller was called up to San Jose, where he registered no points in four games. That year, however, he had 14 goals and 31 assists in 75 games in the AHL. Continuing to gain experience, Rissmiller played the year of the NHL lockout in Cleveland and potted 21 goals and 23 assists in 69 games playing on the top line. In the current season, Rissmiller put up 15 goals and 32 assists in 68 games, before injuries to the Sharks gave Rissmiller a chance to play in the NHL. So far, in seventeen games, he has three goals and three assists, playing on the fourth line, and sometimes on the power play. On April 27, 2006 Rissmiller scored his first career playoff goal off a deflection from a shot taken by fellow rookie Matt Carle. This article needs to be wikified. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The name Cleveland Barons has been used by several professional hockey teams. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 2004-05 NHL lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... Power play is a sporting term used in various games. ... Matthew Carle (born: September 25, 1984 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays defense for the National Hockey Leagues San Jose Sharks. ...

He signed a two-year-contract worth US$990,000 in August 2006. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


  • 2006 AHL PlanetUSA All-Star
  • 2005-2006 Cleveland Barons Most Valuable Player
  • 2001-2002 MAAC Hockey League Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2001-2002 Walter Brown Award Finalist (issued to the best American born hockey player in New England)

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