Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Former Express Patrick Wiercioch is a champion in his first pro season. His Binghamton Senators won the AHL's Calder Cup Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over the Houston Aeros to take the series in 6 games.

Wiercioch played 42 games with the Express in the 06-07 season. Then was off to the USHL where he won a national championship with the Omaha Lancers the next season. He was then drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round 42nd overall in 2008. He then played two years at the University of Denver before turning pro prior to this season.

With the baby Sens Wiercioch scored 4 goals and 18 points in 67 games. He made his NHL debut for Ottawa on March 22nd this year in Carolina. He recorded his first NHL point an assist 5 nights later in Atlanta. He played a total of 8 games in Ottawa this year picking up a pair of helpers along the way.

Wiercioch dressed for 15 games in the playoffs with Binghamton including dressing for his only game in the Calder Cup final in the championship clinching 6th game.

Congratulations Patrick.

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