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Craig Patrick

Born:May 20, 1946Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Detroit, MIPosition:Right Wing
Known For:1980 Miracle on Ice
Stanley Cup Champion
Hockey Hall of Fame
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Pittsburgh Penguins (Scout)

Craig Patrick (born May 20, 1946) is an American former hockey player, coach, and general manager, the son of Lynn Patrick and the grandson of Lester Patrick. During the 1980 Winter Olympics, Patrick was the assistant general manager and assistant coach under Herb Brooks for the United States men’s national ice hockey team, which won the gold medal and defeated the Soviet Union in the “Miracle on Ice.” From 1989 to 2006, Patrick was the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he oversaw back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992, as well as the drafting and signing of some players that would later win a Stanley Cup title for the Penguins in 2009.

Johnston Patrick Williams 3Ice
3Ice CEO E.J. Johnston, Commissioner Craig Patrick, and COO/CMO Michael Williams (Courtesy 3Ice)

Craig Patrick Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Nov. 10, 1974California Golden Seals Stan GilbertsonSt. Louis BluesDave Gardner
Warren Williams

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • New York Rangers (Dir. of Hockey Operations) 1980-81
  • New York Rangers (Interim Head Coach) 1980-81, 1984-85
  • New York Rangers (General Manager) 1981-89
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (Ex. VP of Hockey Operations) 1989-2006
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (Interim Head Coach) 1989-90, 1996-97
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (General Manager) 1989-2006
  • Columbus Blue Jackets (Senior Advisor) 2011-2004
  • Buffalo Sabres (Special Asst. to GM) 2013-2015
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (Scout) 2018-Present
  • Team USA (Assistant General Manager, Assistant Coach) 1980 Olympic Games
  • Team USA (Head Coach) 1987 Calgary Cup
  • Team USA (Assistant Coach) 1989 World Championships
  • Team USA (General Manager) 1992 Canada Cup
  • Team USA (General Manager) 2002 Olympic Games

Coaching Record


  • Olympic Gold Medal – Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach (1980)
  • 2x Stanley Cup Championship – General Manager (1991, 1992)
  • United States Hockey Hall of Fame – Builder (1996)
  • Lester Patrick Trophy (2000)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame – Builder (2001)
  • Olympic Silver Medal – General Manager (2002)