March 15, 2006
The San Jose Sharks announced that they have recalled former Holy Cross hockey player Patrick Rissmiller from the Cleveland Barons. Rissmiller will join the team as it hosts the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.
In the 2003-04 season, the Belmont, Mass., native played in four games for the Sharks. He has played for Cleveland for four seasons as he is the Barons' all-time points leader and all-time assists leader, while he is second in goals. This season he is second on the team in points with 52 as he has posted 15 goals and a team-leading 37 assists. In January, he was selected to play for Planet USA in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic.
As a four-year Crusader (1998-02), Rissmiller tallied 53 goals and 90 assists for 143 points in 131 games. He is 12th on the Holy Cross all-time points list, while he is tied for seventh in assists. In his senior season, Rissmiller led the Crusaders in assists (20) and points (46).