The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Patrick Mullen, defenceman, for the 20th anniversary season in 2019/20.
He will make his Giants debut in this month’s pre-season games against Mora IK and Herning Blue Fox ahead of the Champions Hockey League campaign.
The 33 year old arrives in Belfast from the Vienna Capitals – posting four goals and 21 assists, good for 25 points in 29 EBEL games. Mullen helped Vienna to an impressive playoff run as they lost in six games to EC KAC in the finals.
The 5’10” native of Boston, Massachusetts played four seasons at the University of Denver where he amassed 81 points in 152 games. He was twice named to the All-WCHA Academic Team and was also the recipient of the Lowe’s Senior Class Award, presented annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in 10 NCAA Division I sports.
Mullen has 394 career AHL games with 40 goals and 136 assists having iced for Manchester, Chicago, Utica, Binghamton, Milwaukee and Rochester while also adding seven points in 20 Calder Cup Playoff games.
Mullen began his European career during the 2016/17 season with Dinamo Riga and posted 12 points in 39 KHL games. 2017/18 saw the defenceman ice for Linköping HC of the Swedish Elite League before finishing the season in the DEL with Mannheim, helping the German side to the playoff semi-finals.
Head Coach Adam Keefe on the signing of Patrick Mullen:
“Patrick is an exciting addition to our blueline, which is complete for now. He is a talented hockey player and I know there was high demand for his signature. He can play at both ends of the ice and Giants fans will enjoy seeing him play in Belfast.”