May 9, 2006
Former Holy Cross hockey player Patrick Rissmiller has been having success in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks this season. After being recalled from the Cleveland Barons on March 15, Rissmiller has gone onto to score four goals and add three assists in 25 games, including playing in all seven of the Sharks' playoff games so far. Rissmiller scored his first playoff goal when he netted the first goal of the game in San Jose's 5-4 win over Nashville in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals as the Sharks went onto win the series, 4-1. San Jose is currently leading its Western Conference Semifinals series, 2-0 over Edmonton.
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 before being recalled to San Jose, he was second on the team in points with 52 as he 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).