Patrick Thoresen ( born November 7, 1983 in Oslo) is a Norwegian ice hockey player (Center), which is under contract since June 2011 at the SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League. His brother Steffen is also a professional hockey player like his father Petter Thoresen.
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Patrick Thoresen began his career as a hockey player with the Storhamar Dragons, for which he in his 1999/2000 season debut in the GET ligaen, the highest Norwegian league, was and with whom he was immediately in his rookie year Norwegian champion. In his second season, the Centre increased to 45 scorer points, including 18 goals, in 40 games, after which he ever spent a year in the Canadian Junior Football League QMJHL Moncton Wildcats at the Drakkar de Baie- Comeau and. Especially in Baie- Comeau, he convinced and received in 2003, when he was the best assist provider in the league, the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the fairest player in the league. For the season 2003/ 04 he returned to Europe, where he received a contract with Morrum GoIS in HockeyAllsvenskan, the Swedish second division. There he took his leave with 41 scorer points in 38 games for higher class clubs and shortly before the season ends Djurgårdens IF obliged for the Elitserien, for whom he was also in the following two years on the ice. The 2005/06 season he began the EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League, for whom he scored four goals and seven assists in the playoffs in nine games.
For the 2006/07 season Thoresen moved to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, where he was a regular player at first. He was only the fifth Norwegian, who was standing in the NHL on the ice. His first NHL goal came on 12 October 2006 attackers in the game against the San Jose Sharks. During his first season he was also five times for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American Hockey League. The season 2007/ 08 spent the national team again at the Edmonton Oilers and in the AHL with the Springfield Falcons, for he had ever scored 13 goals and 13 assists in 29 games contributed. The season itself, he finished in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers. In the 2008 /09 season, he ran for the HC Lugano in the Swiss National League A. In his best game up to that point time at senior level, he scored in 55 games a total of 71 points scorer, 23 goals, and was voted among others in the All- Star team in the league. In the summer of 2009, the top Russian club Salavat Yulaev Ufa became aware of him. In the 2009/10 season he presented with Salavat Yulaev Ufa in the main round, the best team in the Kontinental Hockey League, to which he contributed with a plus / minus score of 45, which represented the Ligabestwert and failed with his team in the playoffs in the Conference finals on eventual champions Ak Bars Kazan. In addition, he participated in the second KHL All-Star Game in part.
In the season 2010/11 Thoresen won with Ufa first time the Gagarin Cup. In the playoffs, he was the best assist provider of the league and had the best plus / minus balance. Previously, he had also participated in the third KHL All-Star Game. In June 2011, the Norwegians signed a contract for two years with the SKA Saint Petersburg.
For Norway Thoresen participated at junior level at the U18 Junior B World Championships in 2000 and the U18 World Youth Championship 2001 and the U20 Junior B World Championships in 2001 and 2002. In the senior level, he stood in his country's squad at the B World Championships in 2004 and 2005 as well as in the A World Championships in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Moreover, he argued for Norway at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Awards and achievements
- 2000 Norwegian Champion with the Storhamar Dragons
- 2002 CHL Top Prospects Game
- 2003 Frank J. Selke Trophy
- 2003 Best original donor of the QMJHL
- NLA 2009 All-Star team
- 2009 Gullpucken
- 2010 KHL All-Star Game
- 2010 best plus / minus balance of the KHL
- 2011 KHL All-Star Game
- 2011 Gagarin Cup win with Salavat Yulaev Ufa
- 2011 best plus / minus balance of the KHL playoffs
- 2011 Top assist provider of KHL playoffs
- 2000 promotion to the A group at the U18 Junior B World Cup
- 2005 promotion to the top division at the World Championships Division I
- 2012 All - Star Team of the World Cup
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )