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#28 Patrick Wiercioch
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Club: Omaha Lancers - USHL
Experience: 1 Year
Patrick Wiercioch
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
Release: 09/11/2008

2009-10: Played 39 games • named Reebok First-Team West All-American, All-USCHO Second Team, Inside College Hockey Third-Team All-American and All-WCHA First Team • led DU defensemen with 27 points on six goals and 21 assists • tied for second among blueliners in WCHA league scoring with 20 points on four goals and 16 assists • ranked third in overall WCHA defenseman scoring • tallied power-play goals in wins over Vermont (10/9) and Alaska Anchorage (1/9) • added shorthanded goal in 5-3 win over Michigan Tech (2/20) • named Red Baron WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Jan. 5 after earning Wells Fargo Denver Cup All-Tournament honors • ranked first among blueliners and sixth on the team with a +11 plus/minus rating • ranked third on the team with 46 blocked shots • delivered 114 hits and had six multi-point games • quarterbacked DU's power play to 20.1% • committed 17 penalties for 34 minutes • named to the All-WCHA Academic Team • earned WCHA Scholar-Athlete status for achieving a 3.5 GPA or better • preseason All-WCHA and All-America selection • finished two-year career with 62 points on 18 goals and 44 assists in 75 games • signed a professional contract with the Ottawa Senators on April 1, 2010.

2008-09: Played 36 games • led all DU rookies with 35 points on 12 goals and 23 assists • named to the All-WCHA Second Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team • led all WCHA rookie blueliners in points, goals and assists • led all WCHA blueliners in goals and tied for second in points • ranked second in NCAA defenseman scoring and third in NCAA rookie scoring at .97 points per game • led all NCAA rookie defensemen in goals and ranked third among NCAA defenseman in goals • tallied eight multi-point games, including a career-high four points at Wisconsin (2/21) • ranked second on the team with eight power-play goals and had one game-winning goal • named Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week for Feb. 24-March 3 • earned Red Baron WCHA Final Five All-Tournament Team honors • named to the All-College Hockey News Rookie Team and Inside College Hockey Freshman All-America Team • co-recipient of the Barry Sharp Memorial Award for Denver’s top freshman • committed 13 penalties for 26 PIMs.

Before Denver: Tallied 21 points on three goals and 18 assists in 40 games for United States Hockey League (USHL) regular-season and playoff champion Omaha in 2007-08 • added 11 points on two goals and nine assists in 14 playoff games for Omaha • netted 25 points on nine goals and 16 assists for Burnaby of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2006-07 • earned BCHL Rookie of the Year honors in 2006-07.

Personal: Son of Andrew and Eva Wiercioch • brother of Chris (25) and Gabrielle (20) • graduated from Pitt Meadows (British Columbia) Secondary School in 2008 • chose Denver for its hockey tradition and fans • career goal is to play in the NHL • enjoys fishing and watching all levels of hockey • favorite athlete is Nicklas Lidstrom • drafted in the second round (42nd overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft • finance major • born September 12, 1990.

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