By TRT Staff with notes from halifaxthunderbirds.com
On October 17: the Calgary Roughnecks signed Kaden Doughty to a one-year agreement.
The Colorado Mammoth signed Dylan Kinnear to a two-year agreement. And the Saskatchewan Rush signed Matthew Dinsdale to one-year agreement.
But on October 12, the Halifax Thunderbirds announced that they signed forward Jakob Patterson, Seneca Nation, to a one-year deal.
“Jakob is a good-sized, athletic left-handed forward,” said Thunderbirds assistant general manager Scott Campbell in a press release for the Thunderbirds. “We are very excited to see how he performs in camp and how he uses his athleticism to open space for others on the offensive end of the floor.”
Patterson was a prolific scorer at the University at Albany. In his five seasons playing attack for the Great Danes, Patterson collected accolades, including America East All-Rookie Team honours in 2017, named to the America East All-Conference Second Team and All-Tournament Team in 2018, became the America East Offensive Player of the Year in 2019, and earned a spot on the America East First Team All-Conference and All-Championship Team.
The former two-time USA Lacrosse High School All-American out of Chandler, Arizona, recorded 174 points (109G, 65A), 84 ground balls, and 10 caused turnovers in his collegiate career.
In addition to his successes at the collegiate level, Patterson represented the Haudenosaunee Nationals at The World Games for Men’s Sixes. He finished second on the team in goals (10) and points (11) in four games. Patterson was also a member of the California Collegiate Box Lacrosse League Royals, who went on to win the 2021 NCBS National Championship.
The Thunderbirds return to the Scotiabank Centre on December 2nd, as they open their 2022-2023 campaign against the Philadelphia Wings.