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Patrick McNally
Born (1991-12-04)December 4, 1991,
Glen Head, NY, USA
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
NHL Draft 115th overall, 2010
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2015–present

Patrick McNally (born December 4, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[]


McNally entered Milton Academy as a junior, and soon became known as one of the most explosive players in high school hockey. In 2009–10, McNally was named U.S. Hockey Report Prep Defenseman of the Year and helped to guide Milton to their first playoff berth in the school's history.[1] McNally was named an assistant captain for the 2010–11 season.

McNally was selected by the Indiana Ice in the USHL 2010 entry draft, yet decided to remain at Milton Academy for his senior season.[2] He was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the fourth round of the NHL draft, 115th overall; he was Vancouver's first selection in the draft.

In his senior season at Milton, McNally led the team to a 26–3–1 record and an NEPSAC championship. McNally was named team MVP for the second year in a row, and was named the Hockey Night in Boston New England Prep Player of the Year, U.S. Hockey Report Prep Player of the Year and U.S. Hockey Report Prep Defenseman of the Year.[3] McNally also led all NEPSAC defensemen in scoring with 51 points.[4]

McNally committed to Harvard University in the ECAC in the spring of 2010.[5] As a freshman in the 2011–12 season, McNally held a scoring line of 5-17-22 in NCAA contests. He was named as a finalist for ECAC Rookie of the Year.[6]

After seven games in his sophomore season, he left the team and did not compete in the remainder of the 2012–13 season due to his involvement in the 2012 Harvard cheating scandal.[7]

In his senior season with the Crimson in 2014–15, McNally played in 21 games for 21 points in a season interrupted by a knee-injury.[8] With the Canucks non-committal stance on McNally as an impending free agent, his rights were traded at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 7th round pick on June 27, 2015.[9] On July 2, 2015, McNally was signed to a two-year entry-level contract by the Sharks.[10]

Career statistics[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Milton Academy USHS 28 14 21 35 12
2010–11 Milton Academy USHS 28 22 29 51 14
2011–12 Harvard University ECAC 34 6 22 28 40
2012–13 Harvard University ECAC 7 1 2 3 6
2013–14 Harvard University ECAC 20 1 7 8 12
2014–15 Harvard University ECAC 21 6 15 21 10
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 35 1 2 3 17 2 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 35 1 2 3 17 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[]

Award Year
All-ECAC Rookie Team 2011–12
All-ECAC Third Team 2011–12
All-ECAC Second Team 2014–15
ECAC All-Tournament Team 2014–15
All-Ivy League Second Team 2014–15


  1. Boys' Hockey, 2009-2010. (2012-04-03). Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  2. Ryan. USHL 2010 USHL Entry Draft. Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  3. Boys' Hockey. (2012-04-03). Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  4. US Hockey Report :: Division 1 NE Prep Scoring Leaders 2010-11*. Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  5. Chris Heisenberg's 2010 List. Chris Heisenberg's 2010 List. Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  6. ECAC Hockey Mobile : Finalists Named for League’s Rookie-of-the-Year Award. (2012-03-09). Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  7. Botchford, Jason. Canucks prospect linked to scandal. Retrieved on 2012-12-13.
  8. "Canucks mulling their options with Patrick McNally". Vancouver Sun (2015-05-20). Retrieved on 2015-05-20.
  9. "Sharks acquire McNally for 7th round pick". San Jose Sharks (2015-06-27). Retrieved on 2015-06-27.
  10. "Sharks sign defenseman Patrick McNally". San Jose Sharks (2015-07-02). Retrieved on 2015-07-02.

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