Future Considerations announced today that Jake Patterson of the London Knights has been named draft eligible Goaltender of the Month for November.
After being pulled in his first game of the month, Patterson rattled off eight consecutive wins, recording two shutouts and allowing just 11 goals in that span. In all, the Sault Ste. Marie, ON product recorded a 1.84 goals against average and .937 save percentage in November.
The 18-year-old was passed over in the 2012 NHL Draft after playing just six games as a back-up to starter Michael Houser and was re-assigned to the London Nationals of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League after the club acquired Tyson Teichmann at last year’s trade deadline.
This year has given new life to Patterson’s draft dream. Splitting the goaltending duties with Kevin Bailie this season, Patterson has a 10-1-1 record with a .926 save percentage. His 2.12 goals against average is tops in the league – shared by Owen Sound Attack goalie Jordan Binnington.
For his efforts, Patterson is Future Considerations’ draft eligible Goaltender of the Month for November.
For the second straight month, Eric Comrie of the Tri City Americans was also considered for the award. In nine November games, Comrie was 6-3 with a 2.68 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
2012-13 Goaltender of the Month
November – Jake Patterson, London Knights (OHL)
October – Spencer Martin, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)