Was there any title that Patrick Rissmiller ’97 didn’t earn? It doesn’t seem likely. During his time at Williston, the ice hockey star led the team to a 23-4 record, the most wins in school history.
In his senior year, Mr. Rissmiller was named captain and MVP. While cranking out enough points to put him in third for all-time single season totals, Mr. Rissmiller was named an All-New England selection, and NEPSAC West Senior All-Star.
At the College of the Holy Cross, Mr. Rissmiller was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Rookie team in 1999; he received the titles of Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-MAAC selection in 2002. He ranks second in career points for the college and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2010.
Mr. Rissmiller has played 538 games in the AHL, where he was named a 2006 and 2010 All-Star. He has also played 222 games for NHL teams, including the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers, and Florida Panthers. He has 21 goals and 35 assists in the NHL—at least so far.