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HENDERSON (October 18, 2021) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, October 18, that goaltender Jiri Patera has been reassigned to the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets from the Silver Knights.

Patera, 22, appeared in seven games with Henderson during his first professional season in 2020-21. A sixth-round draft pick of the Golden Knights in 2017, Patera posted a 2-4-0 record with the Silver Knights, along with a 3.54 goals-against average and an .888 save percentage.

The Prague, Czech Republic native also appeared in 15 professional games in the Czech Republic last season with Ceske Budejovice HC. Prior to his professional career, Patera appeared in 89 games over two seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, going 46-32-9 with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. He was selected to the First All-Star Team for the WHL’s Eastern Conference in 2020.

Jiri Patera, Goaltender
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Height: 6-2
Weight: 206 lbs.
Age: 22

  • 2-4-0 record, 3.54 goals-against, .888 save percentage in seven career AHL appearances.
  • 46-32-9 record over two seasons with WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings
  • WHL East First All-Star Team selection in 2020
  • Selected in the sixth round (161st overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft

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