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Patrick Aufiero
Born July 1 1980 (1980-07-01) (age 36),
Winchester, Massachusetts
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defenseman
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Hartford Wolf Pack
Providence Bruins
Augsburger Panther
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 90th overall, 1999
New York Rangers
Playing career 1995–2006

</div></div> Patrick Aufiero (born July 1, 1980, in Winchester, Massachusetts) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman. He was drafted in the third round (90th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Playing careerEdit

He played four seasons in the Hockey East, with the Boston University Terriers, where he was a Hockey East Second Team All Star selection (2000) and a First Team All-New England Selection (2000).

Aufiero also represented the United States on the National Under-18 Team in various tournaments in the 1997–1998 season and was a member of Team USA's entry in the World Junior Tournament in 2000, where he helped them to a fourth place finish.

After signing a two-year entry level contract with the New York Rangers, Aufiero made his professional debut with the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, in the 2002–2003 season. He went on to play for the Wolf Pack for another season before signing with Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League during the NHL lockout.[1]

Aufiero played for Augsburger Panther of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga during the 2005–06 season where he suffered a serious knee injury, the result of a knee-on-knee hit by Frankfurt Lions forward David Sulkovsky.

The knee injury Aufiero suffered in Frankfurt, Germany cut short his career.

He is married to Meghan McGuire, who was featured in a Boston University-themed episode of "Late Night With David Letterman" on November 1, 1996.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 U.S. National Development Team USDP 26 5 4 9 79
1998–99 Boston University HE 22 3 4 7 14
1999–00 Boston University HE 38 3 20 23 37
2000–01 Boston University HE 34 5 8 13 30
2001–02 Boston University HE 26 2 10 12 16
2002–03 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 8 2 4 6 6
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 32 1 6 7 29
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 5 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 12 0 2 2 8
2004–05 Providence Bruins AHL 22 2 8 10 18
2005–06 Augsburger Panther DEL 23 0 9 9 26
AHL totals 59 3 14 17 51

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2000 United States WJC 7 0 0 0 4
Junior int'l totals 7 0 0 0 4

ReferencesEdit

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