The Erie Otters used their first-round pick in the 2017 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft to select Stephane Patry 57th overall from Geneve-Servette Jr. of the Switzerland Elite Jr. A league.
“Stephane is a smart and savvy playmaker,” Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown said of Patry. “He sees the ice well, and has a knack for creating offense. We like the way he thinks the game and believe he’s a great fit for our team. We’re excited to have Stephane as part of the Otters family.”
Patry, a 5’10”, 160-pound forward, appeared in 34 games with Geneve in the 2016-17 season, recording seven goals and 22 points, while adding another ten points in eight playoff games. The left-handed shot also suited up in five games for Switzerland’s U18 World Junior Championship team tallying one assist. The 17-year-old won the Elite Novizen league championship with his Geneve-Servette U17 team in the 2015-16 season. Patry is eligible for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.