Sticky: Craig Patrick, ex Penguins GM and Ass’t coach for Team USA “Miracle On Ice” joins Chuck’s World tonight at 8p EST!

Sticky: Craig Patrick, ex Penguins GM and Ass’t coach for Team USA “Miracle On Ice” joins Chuck’s World tonight at 8p EST!

Craig Patrick

Craig Patrick, Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux – Draft day 2005

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.  He was the man that drafted Jaromir Jagr, Marc-André Fleury, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, otherwise known as “Sid the Kid”!!!  And Craig joins Chuck Bastie and Todd Miller for a discussion of all things hockey, including his stint as Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach under Herb Brooks for the United States men’s national ice hockey team that won Gold at the 1980 Olympics and became known as the “Miracle On Ice”.  And Todd suggests the Toronto Maple Leafs might need a head coach 😉

Craig was also the general manager for the 2002 US Olympic team, also coached by Brooks, which won the silver medal – the first US hockey medal since the 1980 team. This tournament was further notable as it was largely the same roster that underperformed in the 1998 Olympics, yet aging players like Mike Richter and Phil Housley performed well beyond expectations and were named to the 2002 tournament all-star team.  During both Olympic tournaments, the Team USA defeated the Soviets/Russians.

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Hear Craig Patrick on “Chuck’s World Of Infinite Mojo” tonight at 8p EST, but if you miss it tonight, it will be On Demand Wednesday right here ==>

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