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Pat Falloon
Born September 22, 1972 (1972-09-22) (age 49)
Foxwarren, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Played for WHL
Spokane Chiefs
NHL
San Jose Sharks
Philadelphia Flyers
Ottawa Senators
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
NAT-A
HC Davos
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1991
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1991–2001

Pat Falloon (born Patrick J. Falloon on September 22, 1972) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1991 and 2000.

He played with the San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Playing Career[]

Pat was drafted 2nd overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He was the first-ever draft pick in the history of the San Jose Sharks organization. Ray Whitney (his teammate with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs) was the Sharks' second pick. The Sharks had thought the two of them would be a natural scoring combination, but that didn't pan out.

After playing in San Jose for four years, Pat was traded November 16, 1995 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Martin Spanhel, a first-round draft choice in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round draft choice (these picks were later transferred to the Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres and used to acquire Danny Briere & Mike Martone, respectively).

On January 17, 1998, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators along with Vaclav Prospal and a second-round draft choice in exchange for Alexandre Daigle, the first overall draft pick in 1993. He later played for both the Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

After 2000, Pat was no longer an active NHL player. After playing for Davos in Switzerland for the 2000–2001 season, he returned home to play in his hometown, for the Foxwarren Falcons (a team from the tiny North Central Hockey League in western Manitoba). Not surprisingly, he has been a top scorer in the league.

With the Falcons, he helped them win six straight league championships from 2001–02 to 2006–07 (the Falcons also won without Falloon in 2000–01); this string of championships was broken in 2007–08 by the Roblin Northstars.

As the second overall pick, Pat will probably always be remembered as the 'consolation prize' in the 1991 draft, since No. 1 pick Eric Lindros was easily the most coveted player available that year. Still, he was considered a talented prospect in his own right, and the Sharks expected him to be one of the building blocks of their young franchise in the coming decade.

Pat delivered decent returns as a rookie, notching 59 points in 1991–92, but he never topped that production for the remainder of his career, and is widely regarded as a draft bust. Later in his career, he became known more for his lack of conditioning which earned him the nickname "Fat Balloon."

Pat was named Memorial Cup Tournament MVP in 1991 with the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. He played 575 career NHL games, scoring 143 goals and 179 assists for 322 points.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Yellowhead Chiefs MMHL 52 74 69 143 50
1988–89 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 22 56 78 41
1989–90 Spokane Chiefs WHL 71 60 64 124 48 6 5 8 13 4
1990–91 Spokane Chiefs WHL 61 64 74 138 33 15 10 14 24 10
1990–91 Spokane Chiefs MC 4 8 4 12 2
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 25 34 59 16
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 41 14 14 28 12
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 83 22 31 53 18 14 1 2 3 6
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 12 7 19 25 11 3 1 4 0
1995–96 San Jose Sharks NHL 9 3 0 3 4
1995–96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 62 22 26 48 6 12 3 2 5 2
1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 52 11 12 23 10 14 3 1 4 2
1997–98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 5 7 12 8
1997–98 Ottawa Senators NHL 28 3 3 6 8 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 17 23 40 20 4 0 1 1 4
1999–2000 Edmonton Oilers NHL 33 5 13 18 4
1999–2000 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 30 4 9 13 10 10 1 0 1 2
2000–01 HC Davos NLA 43 12 26 38 49 4 1 0 1 2
2001–02 Foxwarren Falcons NCHL 23 51 60 111 0
2002–03 Foxwarren Falcons NCHL 23 47 64 111 6
2002–03 Île-des-Chênes North Stars AC 4 4 5 9 10
2003–04 Foxwarren Falcons NCHL 26 55 63 118 8
2004–05 Foxwarren Falcons NCHL 16 23 41 64 4
2005–06 Foxwarren Falcons NCHL 22 44 49 93 10
2006–07 Foxwarren Falcons NCHL 21 28 48 76 14
2007–08 Foxwarren Falcons NCHL 13 17 18 35 8
NHL totals 575 143 179 322 141 66 11 7 18 16

International[]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Canada WJC 7 3 3 6 2
1992 Canada WC 6 2 1 3 6
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