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Pat Verbeek

Born:May 24, 1964Draft:1982 Devils, 43rd Overall
Hometown:Sarnia, ON, CANPosition:RW
Known For:“Little Ball of Hate”Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Anaheim Ducks (GM)

Patrick Martin Verbeek (born May 24, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current general manager for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Verbeek played for five teams over a 20-year playing career, earning a Stanley Cup ring with the Dallas Stars in 1999. His nickname, the “Little Ball of Hate”, was given to him in 1995 by Glenn Healy after fellow New York Rangers teammate Ray Ferraro was tagged as the “Big Ball of Hate”.

Pat Verbeek Anaheim Ducks GM
Pat Verbeek, Anaheim Ducks GM (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Pat Verbeek Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
June 17, 1989New Jersey DevilsHartford Whalers LogoSylvain Turgeon
Mar. 23, 1995Hartford Whalers LogoNew York RangersFirst-Round Pick 1995
(Jean-Sebastien Giguere)
Glen Featherstone
Michael Stewart

Deeper Dive

Staff History


  • Captain of the Hartford Whalers — 1991-1995
  • OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award) — 1981-82
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 1988-89
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1990-91
  • World Championship Gold Medal — 1993-94
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1995-96
  • World Cup Runner Up — 1996-97
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 1998-99