Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pat Neaton

Pat Neaton was an offensive defenseman who had a fine college career. He briefly played with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Neaton played four seasons for University of Michigan (CCHA) between 1989-93. He was a 2nd team All-Star in 1991 and a 1st team All-Star in 1993. He picked up a respectable 127 pts (38+89) in 167 games for Michigan.

Pat was picked by Pittsburgh in the 9th rd.,145th overall in 1990. Pat saw his only NHL action when he played 9 games for Pittsburgh, scoring 2 points including 1 goal. The rest of the time Pat played in the IHL for Cleveland, San Diego and Orlando.

Pat had a descent shot and was often used in powerplay situations.

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