Kent Patterson

West Director

Kent Patterson has been playing goalie for over two decades. Drafted #113 in the 4th round of the 2007 draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He grew up playing in the Armstrong Youth Hockey Association. Aside from association he also played with the 1989 Minnesota Blades. After one year of Bantams he went to play for The Blake School where he started both his Freshman and Sophomore season. During which he won the State Consolation Championship his Sophomore Season. Following his first two years of high school hockey he left home to go play for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in the USHL. His Rookie year he was named to the USHL All-Rookie team.

After Juniors Kent went on to play at the University of Minnesota for the Golden Gophers from 2008 to 2012. During his 2010-2011 season he was name All-WCHA Second team, voted my teammates as the John Mariucci MVP, the Dr. V. George Nagobads Unsung Hero and the Tom Mohr Playoff MVP. In his Senior season, 2011-2012, he was named to the AHCA West Second-Team All-American, All-WCHA First Team and won the WCHA Goaltending Champion title, broke the school record for shut-outs in a season with 7 (previously held by Robb Stauber, 1988), and won the MacNaughton Cup with fellow teammates. Kent was also named to the WCHA All Academic team all four years and graduated with a BS in BME.

In 2012, following his senior year, Kent signed a two year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche. He spent the majority of his first two years playing for Colorado’s second affiliate the Denver Cutthroats. In his AHL debut he recorded a shutout but lost in a shootout. In his second year with the Denver Cutthroats he lead the team to Ray Miron Presidents Cup. After his two years contract Kent played for a number of teams in the ECHL until his retirement from playing in 2018.

Kent is currently the West Director and one of many MEGA certified instructors. Along with coaching for MEGA, Kent is also the Goalie Coach for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL. He provides his vast perspectives of coaching from numerous coaches he’s had both at the collegiate and professional level. With his resume, he knows what it takes to get to the next level for aspiring goaltenders. So when working with goalies of all ages he can share his experience and knowledge to help coach all goalies to be the best they can be.

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