About Coach Patrick Killeen

With over ten years of coaching and 11 years of major, junior and professional playing experience, Coach Patrick Killeen specializes in elite and accessible goalie coaching, focusing on nurturing the goalie’s natural ability. While providing a high-energy atmosphere, Patrick specializes in edge work, competition, and improving and nurturing athleticism.

Growing up in a small town outside of Ottawa, Patrick played eight years of minor hockey for the Ottawa Valley Titans “AA” hockey association. In 2005 Patrick was drafted in the 5th round OHL draft by the Brampton Battalion. He enjoyed four years of major junior experience, and finished his career with over 100 OHL starts, as well as setting several Brampton Battalion franchise records and being named Most Valuable Player in his final season with the team.

As a 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick, Patrick began his Professional career by signing a 3-year entry-level contract with them in 2010. Over the course of his 100+ starts over his first 3 years playing professionally, he gained valuable experience and knowledge while having the opportunity to play under several past and current NHL goalie and head/assistant coaches. Patrick spent his 3-year entry-level contract playing for the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) and Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL) and was named to the ECHL All-Star team in 2010.

In 2013, Patrick attended Carleton University and got his bachelor’s degree in Criminology while playing for the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team (CIS). In his two years with the Ravens, he enjoyed contributing to one appearance at the CIS National Championship. He was awarded with CIS (OUA East) first team all-star and CIS (OUA East) Goalie of the Year in the 2014-2015 season.

In 2016, Patrick continued his pro career in Europe, playing two seasons for the Rittner Buam of the AlpsHL (Italy), one season for the Milton Keynes Lightning of the EIHL (U.K) and one season for the Glasgow Clan of the EIHL (U.K). He secured two national championships in Italy and one league championship in the AlpsHL.

Patrick found his desire to coach at a young age. He began helping and coaching in summer camps at the age of 14. During his Junior and pro career, he spent part of every summer honing his skills as a goalie while attending summer camps and passing his knowledge and love of the game to other goalies as an instructor. Patrick also had the wonderful opportunity of helping with on-ice goalie development for the junior programs of the teams he played for in Italy and the U.K.