Patrick Wey was born on March 21st, 1991 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and is a retired National Hockey League defenseman. Patrick was drafted in the 4th round, 115th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Patrick played four seasons at Boston College, winning two National Championships, before turning pro in 2013. Wey represented the United States on the international stage and won Bronze at the 2011 World Junior Championships. After suffering from a series of injuries, Wey announced his retirement from hockey in 2015 in order to pursue educational interests.
What was the most memorable moment of your hockey career?
My most memorable moment was winning the 2011-12 national championship. Our team and my class was really close that year, and there’s nothing like winning a championship with your buddies.
What advice would you give to future professional hockey players?
Be a good teammate. Build and care for relationships with the people around you.
Take care of your whole self. Be creative with your free time, have a support network of people you can lean on, and stretch those hip flexors!
Have fun! Be serious about being the best you can be, but don’t take yourself too seriously.
What are you doing now since retiring from professional hockey?
I’m currently working as a software engineer for a medical credentialing company called Silversheet.
In my free time, I try to get outside as much as I can. Right now, I’m into mountain biking, bike touring, backpacking, skiing, and fishing.