Patrick Koudys
Image: Penn State

Patrick Koudys

Hometown:

Hamilton Ontario

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1992-11-15

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (147th overall), 2011

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Patrick Koudys played Junior B hockey with the Welland Junior Canadians. Koudys, whose father played in the OHL, was selected in the 7th round of the OHL's Priority draft by Oshawa.

2009-10: Koudys did not sign with Oshawa and played for the Junior A Burlington Cougars of the CCHL. In 50 games, Koudys scored 5 goals and added 28 assists for 33 points. In 12 playoff games, Koudys picked up 1 assist. Koudys originally committed to playing at RPI in 2011-12 but he and the Engineers' staff felt his progress merited starting his college career a year earlier than planned.

2010-11: Koudys played in 31 games as a freshman at RPI. As part of an Engineers defense corps which featured three veterans including team captain John Kennedy, he scored 1 goal and added 2 assists for 3 points. Koudys was a late addition to the NHL Draft Combine and was ranked 76th amongst North American skaters by Central Scouting. He was selected by Washington in the 5th round (147th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Koudys skated in 27 of 39 games for the Engineers and was a healthy scratch in 8 of the last 11 contests – including all five ECAC playoff games. Koudys scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was minus-eight with 22 penalty minutes. He decided to transfer to another school in the spring and will play in the USHL in 2012-13.

2012-13: Koudys returned to junior hockey after two seasons at RPI — skating for the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks. In 64 games he scored 1 goal with 14 assists and was +9 with 95 penalty minutes. One season after finishing with the USHL's second-worst record, Muskegon reached the playoffs after finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference. The Lumberjacks were swept by eventual Clark Cup champion Dubuque in a quarterfinal series. Koudys was +1 with no points nor penalty minutes in the three-game series. In November 2012 he committed to playing college hockey at Penn State in 2013-14.

 

Talent Analysis

Koudys is a smart, hard-working defenseman with good size that could potentially blossom into an excellent two-way defenseman. The thing that immediately jumps out about Koudys is his size. At 18 years old, he already possesses a pro-style frame that simply needs to continue to develop and get stronger. He utilizes his frame and long reach quite effectively too. Where it is particularly noticeable is in one-on-one situations. During his first season at RPI, two areas where Koudys made great strides were in his shooting and being more physical. Koudys possesses a cannon-like shot that got better as the season went along. He also possesses remarkably good puck skills. He moves and distributes the puck quite well. And while it really didn't show on the stat sheet this season, Koudys does have some outstanding offensive ability that will become more evident as his collegiate career progresses. One area that Koudys will need to improve to be successful at the next level is his foot speed. He moves quite well for a big man, but lacks the necessary speed.

Future

Koudys will attend Penn State starting in 2013-14. Long-term, he is a project, but with continued development he could be a diamond in the rough. He’ll likely spend several more years at the NCAA level before he’s ready to turn pro.

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