Colin Patterson was an undrafted player that the Flames signed in 1983. In his 7 years in Calgary, Patterson played in 416 regular season games and registered 187 points. Like many of the Flames, the 1988-89 playoffs were the best of his career. In 22 games Patterson had 13 points and was a +10.
Patterson played one more season for the Flames in 1989-90 and then spent 2 fairly pedestrian seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. He left the NHL after the 92-93 season and tried his hand in Europe with HK Olimpija Ljubljana of the Slovenian Ice Hockey League. In his one season there he tallied 83 points in 14 games.
Patterson owns a degree from Clarkson University and had his number retired there in 2005. He’s been with the Montreal Trust Company and was a VP with Shaw Cablesystems. Colin Patterson is also part of the Flames Alumni Association and played in the Heritage Classic against the Montreal Canadiens.